by Brett Edwards
In yet another self-promoting and pointless news item, The Arizona Republic reports that Shaq was made a Captain in the reserve police force of Maricopa County. Can we please stop with the fake "Shaq's a police officer" stories?! There's no way he'll ever do any real patrolling. How do you think the rest of the real police officers feel when a celebrity is given a Captain's title, when some of them have probably worked their whole lives to get that kind of recognition?
Shaq's famous for these types of stunts. Here's a thought: If Shaq is really such a charitable and caring guy, why does he need TV cameras around every time he does anything positive for the community? How about just doing these things strictly for the charity, not for your own shameless self-promotion? Because for Shaq, it always has been and always will be, all about Shaq.