Former Laker Shaq O'Neil endorses Nuch for City Attorney
Many in the sports world may not know that former Laker great Shaq O'Neal is a Sworn Peace Officer who has arrested criminials in the field.
Lets hope that Shaq's aim with a firearm is not on par with his free throw shooting for the sake of liability.
But now Shaq the Citizen has come out with his thoughts on who would should be the next City Attorney.
Daily News Rick Orlov provides the details
The big guns came out Thursday in the Los Angeles City Attorney's race.In the May 19 election between Carmen Trutanich and Councilman Jack Weiss, it was Trutanich who scored big when he announced he was being supported by basketball superstar Shaquille O'Neal.
Less supportive, in a city where gun control is widely backed, was the backing of the California Rifle and Pistol Association for Trutanich.
Weiss called an event to criticize the NRA backing of his opponent _ whose law firm has represented the organization _ but also to remind voters he had the supprt of another basketball superstar, Magic Johnson."I would much rather have a shooting guard backing me," Weiss joked. (Jack, for us who can remember the glory days of the "SHOWTIME" in the eighties, Magic was the "point guard").
O'Neal, who played for the Lakers from 1996-2004, helped win three world championships, released a statement saying he was impressed with Trutanich's proposals to increase gang prevention, after school and job training programs.
"I don't get involved in politics very often," O'Neal said in his statement. "But, as a father and police officer, when it comes to our kids, I'm going to get involved. (Carmen) is the only man I trust to work with our kids to keep them safe at school and away from gangs."
Basketball fans would note that centers win championships not puny point guards, but then this is a political blog.