A Boom-Box Genie Granted Shaq 3 Wishes, and He Wished to Become a Florida Cop

Former NBA player Shaquille O' Neal at the Reebok Classic Breakout Classic Rap Roundtable at Philadelphia University on July 9, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Shaquille O’Neal is a modern-day Renaissance man. Not only did he play NBA basketball for almost 20 years, he also starred in the Disney classic Kazaam, became a trained mixed martial arts fighter, developed real estate in his home state of New Jersey, became an early Twitter adopter, starred in countless basketball-related video games, and currently hosts a TruTV show called Upload With Shaquille O’Neal.

Now Shaq is prepared to enter his next phase of life: becoming a reserve police officer in Florida.

According to the Miami Herald, Shaq applied to become a reserve cop in Doral, Florida. If his application is accepted, he’ll have to pass a series of physical and psychological tests before he can be instated. 

Apparently, this isn’t even the first time Shaq has served as a cop; in 2005, he worked as a Miami Beach reserve police officer. What a mensch.


Shaquille O’Neal Applies to Be a Florida Cop