Gainesville Police Department Officer Responds to Complaint that Kids Are Playing Basketball Too Loud in the Street – VIDEO (Update: Police Return for Rematch with
HEROES OF THE WEEK … OFFICER BOBBY WHITE AND SHAQ!!!
I BET THESE KIDS NEVER EXPECTED THIS WHEN POLICE WERE CALLED REGARDING A NOISE COMPLAINT …
On January 15, 2016 at 5 PM Gainesville Police Department officer Bobby White responds to a call about children playing basketball ‘loudly’. Caught in the officer’s dash cam, Officer Bobby White walked up to the boy and asked him sternly, “Can you believe someone’s calling to complain about kids playing basketball in the street — can you believe that?” Officer White then responded, “Obviously, I ain’t got no problem with it.” GOOD FOR HIM!!! I can guarantee you these kids thought they were going to get hassled as the ‘Black Lives Matters’ would have everyone believe. Officer White’s actions could not have been further from the truth as he began playing basketball with the kids. And shame on the individual who actually called the police for kids playing basketball at 5 PM. What would you rather have them doing?
A police officer responding to a report of kids playing basketball “loudly” in the streets parked his patrol car and spotted a tall boy holding a basketball.
Gainesville Officer Bobby White walked up to the boy and asked him sternly, “Can you believe someone’s calling to complain about kids playing basketball in the street — can you believe that?”
Before the boy could respond, White cracked a smile: “Obviously, I ain’t got no problem with it.”
The young man tossed the officer the ball and he went for two points.
The story gets better, much better. Before leaving Officer White asked the kids if they play ball there everyday. He promised to come back with reinforcements for a rematch. ENTER SHAQ!!! Interestingly enough, even officer White was surprised when Shaquille O’Neal walked through the door.
Check out the kids response below when the police showed up for their rematch and SHAQ gets out of the SUV, its priceless. These kids may never get a better and more lasting lesson in life. Shaq played ball with the kids and the Gainesville Police Department. Shaq even challenges the kids to make a shot and win $100. Little did he realize they could all shoot foul shots better them him, LOL!!! However this VIDEO gets even better at the 3:28 mark. Check out SHAQ’s message to these kids that Shaquille O’Neal provided when he huddled up with the kids. What a message. THANKS SHAQ!!!
The Rematch: GPD “Basketball Cop” returned as promised, and brought SHAQ as his backup!
The 4-time champ made a surprise stop at the Gainesville Police Department on Saturday to praise White and help the officer make good on a promise to “bring backup” for another pickup game with the kids.
Dashcam footage of White responding to the noise complaint went viral after the department posted the video to its Facebook page on Thursday, with the message: “We’re going to let kids be kids. We are going to focus on the ones that commit crimes. #HoopsNotCrime.”
The officer returned to the scene of the non-crime to challenge the kids to a rematch on Saturday.
“Told you I was gonna bring some backup, right? You guys ready?” White asks the kids.
“Look at these big guys I brought. You sure you can take them?” he taunts, pointing to a group of officers.
That’s when O’Neal emerges from an SUV to give the kids a true Shaq attack.
“These kids will never forget the day Shaq rolled up to their house to play ball,” the police department wrote on its Facebook page along with video of the game.
Former NBA & Khloe Kardashian Spouse Lamar Odom Found Unconscious at Nevada Brothel … Reported Fighting for His Life
Lamar Odom Found Unconscious at Love Ranch Nevada Brothel …
TMZ Sports is reporting that former NBA player and former husband of Khloe Kardashian was found unconscious and unresponsive at the Nevada brothel Love Ranch South. According to the Nye County Sheriff’s department, a call came in at 3:15 PM for an unresponsive male at the Love Ranch. It turned out to be 35-year-old Lamar Odom, who divorced Kim Kardashian in 2013 after four years of marriage. Paramedics treated Odom and he was taken to a nearby hospital. TMZ is updating that Odom is still in a coma and his heart is failing and their source says he is having serious problems with his kidneys and lungs as well.
Lamar Odom is fighting for his life after falling into unconsciousness at Dennis Hof’s Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nevada … TMZ Sports has learned.
Sources at the Love Ranch tell us … 35-year-old Odom arrived at the Ranch Saturday and was partying with the girls for days. A source at the Ranch said Lamar was taking an herbal substitute for Viagra.
We spoke with Hof … who tells us Tuesday afternoon, a woman went into Odom’s room in the VIP suites and found him unconscious.
We’re told the woman began screaming for the manager — who called 911.
This terrible situation should probably not come as a surprise as Lamar Odom has been on a downward spiral for years. Odom has been dealing with a drug problem for years and it looks like it may have finally consumed him.
CBS Sports Basketball Analyst Greg Anthony Arrested on Solicitation of Prostitution Charge (Update: Anthony Suspended Indefinitely)
CBS basketball analyst and former NBA player Greg Anthony has been arrested and charged with soliciting a prostitute in the District of Columbia. According to reports, Anthony was arrested at 5:47 p.m. Friday in the 1500 block of Rhode Island Avenue NW. Greg Anthony faces a misdemeanor solicitation charge that’s punishable by up to 180 days in jail. He was released from jail on Friday night, but this is only the beginning of Antony’s problems. The story was originally broke by ABC 7/WJLA.
Lt. Kelvin Cusick tells The Associated Press that Anthony was arrested at 5:46 p.m. on Friday. He said Saturday that Anthony faces a misdemeanor solicitation charge that’s punishable by up to 180 days in jail.
Cusick says the 47-year-old Anthony was released Friday evening. No further details were available.
According to the NCAA website, Anthony was scheduled to announce the Michigan State-Maryland men’s basketball game Saturday in nearby College Park, Maryland.
UPDATE I: Greg Anthony suspended indefinitely by CBS.
CBS announced Saturday morning that Anthony has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest on solicitation charges.
A CBS spokeswoman says “Greg Anthony will not be working again for CBS this season.”
Turner Sports also suspended the TV commentator and says it “will have no further comment.”
How could some one just piss away their entire career like this? He has ruined his entire life over sex with a prostitute. UNREAL. Most likely this is the cockroach principle, for ever one you see, there are hundreds you do not.
“With this lapse of judgment, I embarrassed many, including myself,” he said. “I will work to regain the trust that I have lost, and the first step is saying that I am sorry.”
TOP 10 AP Sports Stories of 2014 … NFL Domestic Violence #1 … However, They Missed a Few, Including #22 Lauren Hill
AP has released their TOP 10 stories of 2014. Some I would agree with; however, I think they missed a few glaring oversights, in favor of the cause-celeb issues of the day. At least in the mind of the media and not the common sports fan. AP made the NFL domestic violence issues their top story, which sadly, I do agree with. Although, it is not like domestic violence is something new to the NFL. It has been around for decades, it has just been swept under the carpet, much like the steroids and concussion issues.
Does anyone notice a glaring omission from AP’s stories below? With all the clamor about the Washington Redskin’s and their offense name, how come that one was no where to be found?
1. NFL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Baltimore Ravens star running back Ray Rice knocked his now-wife unconscious in an Atlantic City casino elevator Feb. 15, but it wasn’t until July 24 that domestic violence cases spiraled into a crisis roiling the NFL. Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Rice for just two games, which drew widespread derision. More than a month passed before Goodell admitted he “didn’t get it right” and announced harsher sanctions for future domestic violence offenses.
But the NFL’s problems were only beginning. On Sept. 8, TMZ Sports released video from inside the elevator that showed Rice punching his then-fiancee; the Ravens responded by releasing him and Goodell suspended him indefinitely. And on Sept. 12, one of the league’s biggest stars, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, was indicted on felony child abuse charges for using a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son. The Vikings initially planned to play him just over a week later, reversing course only after the ensuing uproar. [editors note: looks like AP forgot Carolina Panther's DE Greg Hardy, Arizona Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer, and San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald who was just released by the 49ers after another allegation of domestic violence.
The year ends with Rice reinstated by an arbitrator but without a team and Peterson suspended and suing the NFL. Chastened by those and other cases, the league is pushing a new personal conduct policy, but the players' union is balking at Goodell's role in the disciplinary process.
2. CLIPPERS' STERLING BANNED
3. LEBRON GOES HOME:
4. FIRSTS FOR GAY ATHLETES - [editors note: not sure if this story gets top 10, not because of not being important, more so because Michael Sam never made a starting roster and was eventually cut from the Ram's practice squad and never resigned by another team].
5. GIANTS WIN WORLD SERIES
6. COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PAYS OFF – [editors note: This was a huge story for college football; however, it will soon be changed to 8 teams and not 4.]
7. TONY STEWART:
8. WORLD CUP:
9. SEAHAWKS WIN SUPER BOWL – [editors note: Once again QB Peyton Manning choked in the big game as the Legion of Boom and Seattle Seahawks dominated the Denver Broncos 43-8. I am not even sure if the game was that close. The score was 36-0 before Broncos decided to score a meaningless TD.]
10. SOCHI OLYMPICS:
Many of the above stories were covered by Scared Monkeys, I think a couple should be added that are glaring commissions from AP’s top 10.
All my life I have been a Boston Red Sox fan and have hated the vile NY Yankees, but I will be the first to admit that the retirement of Derek Jeter should have easily been in the top 10. What about the NCAA College basketball center of the universe being located in Storrs, Connecticut? In 2014 the UCONN Huskies Men’s and Women’s teams were proved they were both “Best in Show” as they won National Championships. The men for the 4th time as the #7 seed University of Connecticut Huskies defeat the #8 seed Kentucky Wildcats, 60-54. Then, the following night, Geno Auriemma’s (40-0) Lady Huskies routed Notre Dame 79-58 for their 9th title. This accomplishment had only happened one time before in D1, by the UCONN Huskies in 2004.
Maybe the best sports story of 2014 and maybe the most inspirational of 2014, which was completely missed by all sports pundits, is the story of freshman forward Lauren Hill of the Division III Mount St. Josephs. Lauren is dying of inoperable brain cancer. It is a story that will touch your heart. I will write more about this in a separate post as it is my #1 story of 2014 in a year that had so many negative ones.
Daily Commentary – Friday, May 30, 2014 – Donald Sterling is Now Claiming the NBA Violated His Constitutional Rights
- Claiming they don’t have the right to force him to sell.
Update: Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer wins bidding war for Cliipers with $2 billion offer.