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NBA Hall Of Famer Shaquille O'Neal Hired By Georgia Sheriff's Office

NBA Hall Of Famer Shaquille O'Neal Hired By Georgia Sheriff's Office

Next time you come into contact with law enforcement officers in Georgia, you might just bump into a very familiar face while they're handing you a hefty speeding fine.

Four-time NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal has been hired by the Henry County Sheriff's Office in Georgia.

It's understood he's undertaking a new role as a Community Relations Director, while still juggling it with his gig as an analyst on TNT's "Inside the NBA".

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And according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the big man will be starting work at the Sheriff's Office straight away.

"As a part of Sheriff Scandrett's strategic plan, bridging the gap between the community and law enforcement is paramount," spokesperson EricJackson said.

"Coupled with Dr. O'Neal's philanthropy, Scandrett and Shaq have a specific plan to begin uniting the Henry County community."

Standing at a whopping 7-foot-1-inches tall, Shaq definitely looks the part as a Sheriff.

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And if you take a glance at his CV, he's certainly got the credentials to back it up too.

Since retiring from basketball in 2011, the 48-year-old has enjoyed spells as a reserve officer in parts of Florida, Arizona, California and even Georgia.

And it appears his experience and love for the industry has finally been rewarded with this new job.

Shaq definitely isn't afraid to get his hands dirty either.

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Los Angeles Lakers legends Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant. Credit: PA
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Back in 2020, he was caught on police video pulling over on a busy highway to help a stranded driver who was involved in a crash.

There's many reasons why people adore Shaq, and that's just one of them.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@theScore

Topics: Police, Kobe Bryant, Basketball News, NBA, united states, nba news, Los Angeles Lakers, Shaquille O'Neal, Australia

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