Shaq Still Plans to Run for Sheriff in 2020

NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal still plans on running for sheriff in 2020 once he retires from being an analyst.

“My next big thing when I retire-retire, somewhere in America I’m going to run for sheriff,” O’Neal said Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “OBJECTified.” “I haven’t decided whether it’s Atlanta or Florida yet, so 2020 I will be running for sheriff.”

In May, the 7-footer said he has “always wanted” to be a sheriff.

“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.”

Shaq currently holds residency in Florida and Henry County, GA, where the incumbent is up for reelection in 2020. He could also establish residence elsewhere before running.

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