LOCAL HEROES SERIES: HOW SHAQUILLE O'NEAL LEADS BY EXAMPLE

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number: 21-7-24                                                 Date: July 21, 2021

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Despite winning four championship rings and garnering countless accolades, NBA legend Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal considers his greatest accomplishment the work he does in the community. 

“Millions of children wake up on Christmas morning without toys,” Shaq said during this episode of Shop Talk with the Sheriff. Touched by the need he sees throughout the nation, he launched Shaq-A-Claus, Shaqsgiving and other initiatives to help families in need. 

In part 2 of the podcast, Shaq continues his conversation with Sheriff Gregory Tony about mentoring youth, maximizing one’s potential and taking advantage of every opportunity to give back. 

“I always try to lead by example,” Shaq said. “I tell kids, I’m not perfect, if I make a mistake learn from my mistake.”

Listen to Part 2 of Sheriff Tony’s interview with Shaq for free here or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Pocket Casts, iHeartRadio, Breaker, Overcast, RadioPublic and Castbox.

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