Sheriff Shaq could be a real thing in the next couple of years. Former NBA player Shaquille O'Neal says that he has aspirations to run for sheriff in the year 2020, WXIA reports.
In a number of previous interviews, Shaq has spoken about his appreciation for police enforcement. Now, he wants to become a part of the crime-fighting team. “This is not about politics for me. It’s something that I always wanted to do. It’s just about bringing people closer together,” he said. “You know, when I was coming up, people love and respected the police, the deputies. And I want to be the one to bring that back, especially in the community that I serve.”
Shaq is already an honorary deputy in his residence of Clayton County, Georgia. So, this may be where he'll want to practice his potentially new sheriff duties. But, Shaq can also serve in Arizona, California or Florida; where he's already a reserve police officer.
“I can put on a suit and have a conversation with Bill Gates. I can go in the hood and talk to the homies, and talk to the children,” Shaq said when he was explaining why he's the perfect guy for the job. “I know how to run a team. My style is going to be to surround myself with guys who have been doing it way longer than I’ve been doing it. Surround myself with smarter people.”