Shaquille O'Neal considering a run for sheriff in 2020

Shaquille O'Neal during an appearance on CBS's 'The Late Late Show with James Corden.' James shows a clip of he and Shaquille O'Neal's prank show "Shaq'd" that had a large fundamental flaw in its design. (Supplied by

Basketball giant and actor Shaquille O'Neal is getting very serious about law enforcement - he's planning to run for sheriff.

The "Kazaam" star, who played for the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers, is currently a sports pundit on TV in America, but he has plans to take the law into his own hands in 2020.

In a new TV interview, O'Neal, 45, says, "I would never run for mayor (but) in 2020, I plan on running for sheriff."

He didn't specify where he would serve and protect, but sources claim he's interested in leading the force in Henry County, Georgia, where he lives, or in Orange County, Florida, where he owns a home.

Asked why he would like to be sheriff, the towering star adds, "This is about bringing people closer together. 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.

"I know how to run a team. My style is going to be to surround myself with guys who have been doing it way longer than I’ve been doing it. Surround myself with smarter people."

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