Shaquille O’Neal, one of the most celebrated players of the NBA, has announced that he plans to run for sheriff in 2020, though he’s not sure where yet… ok.
“In 2020, I plan on running for Sheriff,” Shaq told Atlanta’s NBC affiliate WXIA.
“This is not about politics for me,” he added. “This is something I always wanted to do. It’s about bringing people closer together. You know, when I was coming up, people loved and respected the police, the deputies. And, I want to be the one to bring that back, especially in the community I serve.”
The 15-time NBA All-Star said he is a perfect fit for the job because he can relate to anyone.
“I’m a guy that speaks all languages. I can throw 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 explained.
While he has thrown in his support for people like Obama, he’s also supported Chris Christie’s re-election campaign during which Christie gained 21% of the black vote and 51% of the Hispanic vote – astounding numbers for a GOP candidate.
He also supported Donald Trump, and considers him a friend:
Though when asked “will we see Shaq in politics?” he replies “never”. Lol.