Police officers stop for basketball game with KC kids

Police officers stop for basketball game with KC kids


U.S. OFFICIALS SAY THE PLANE WAS
BROUGHT DOWN BY A SOPHISTICATED
MISSILE.
WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED.
A GROUP OF KANSAS CITY POLICE
OFFICERS AND KANSAS CITY KIDS
ARE BECOMING INTERNET SENSATIONS
AFTER SOMEONE CAPTURED THEIR
PICKUP BASKETBALL GAME ON A CELL
PHONE CAMERA.
MATT EVANS HAS MORE.
YOU CAN’T FIND 11-YEAR-OLD
CLARK WOODS, THERE’S A GOOD
CHANCE HE’S HERE ON A MAKESHIFT
BASKETBALL CLEAR.
I PLAY BASKETBALL HERE TODAY.
LAST NIGHT CLARK MADE SOME
NEW FRIENDS ON THE COURT WITH
KANSAS CITY’S FINEST.
IT WAS VERY SPECIAL.
I FELT IT WAS IMPORTANT AND
OBLIGATED TO RECORD IT.
THIS MAN CAPTURED THE GAME ON
CAMERA, A PICKUP GAME BETWEEN
POLICE AND NEIGHBORHOOD
CHILDREN.
IT WAS THREE ON THREE.
WHILE THESE OFFICERS WON’T BE
PLAYING IN THE NBA ANY TIME
SOON, THEY SAY THEY ENJOY THIS
PART OF THEIR JOB.
WE TRY TO DO OUR BEST TO
INTERACT WITH THE KIDS.
IF THE POLICE COULD PLAY, I
DECIDED TO TRY MY LUCK AGAINST
THE ASPIRING NBA SUPERSTAR, BUT
WITHIN SECONDS WAS ALREADY
LOSING BY TWO.
POLICE SAY WIN OR LOSE, IT’S A
GREAT EXPERIENCE.
THEY SEE ENOUGH OF THE BAD
STUFF THAT GOES ON IN THE
NEIGHBORHOOD, JUST LIKE WE DO.
WE NEED TO GET THEIR MIND OFF OF
THAT.
JUST 30 MINUTES OF A PICK UP
GAME FOR WHAT COULD BE — MAKE A
LIFETIME A DIFFERENCE FOR KID.
I LIKE TO PLAY BASEBALL —
BASKETBALL A LOT.
I DID EVENTUALLY LOSE THAT
PICKUP GAME.
HE’S PRETTY GOOD.
ONLY A FEW BREAKS AWAY FROM THAT
THAT NBA CONTRACT.
STILL PEOPLE ARE OUT HERE
PLAYING AT 42ND AND BROOKLYN.
REPORTING LIVE IN KANSAS CITY,
MATT EVANS KMBC 9 NEWS.
THANK YOU, MATT.
POLICE SAY THEY DIDN’T EXPECT
ANY OF THE PUBLICITY TODAY AFTER

99 thoughts on “Police officers stop for basketball game with KC kids”

  1. i just wish most people of color had that experience with police but unfortunately most haven't   however cudos to the ones who had.and to the players and overseers who played fair,equal and to the best of their ability

  2. Good story, but the damage is done. This is like the sexual predator offering a kid candy to get in the car. Except this is a friendship offer in return for total submission. or another example its like the big brother or sister, mom or dad whos only nice to u on your birthday. Sorry but I cant help but feel that way. An that kid needs  not grow up with his goal not being basketball, play it have fun, get good, but don't get backed into a corner in your mind I can attest.

  3. It's Great to see such a positive story about local law enforcement and community, it should be publicized more so other people and police officers see it and maybe it will catch on. We are all on the same team.

  4. Police are given a bad name because of the few of them that are actually bad and I'm glad this was seen and there is probably a lot more stuff like this that hasn't been seen.

  5. "Just 30 minutes of a pickup game with police for what could be a lifetime of difference for some of these kids"
    "It was a great experience for me to play with the police because I like to play basketball a lot so it would help me to get to the NBA a lot more so I can have a lot more experience" — NBA Experience from playing police in their uniforms? LOL!?! Those cops look like they just got back from a dunkin' donuts. Is this some kind of joke, seriously? Howcome those cops didn't get punished by their superiors for playing games on duty as they'd normally expect? Dodge on so many levels… hahaha

  6. It's sad that making the NBA or becoming a rapper are the most common aspirations amongst negro kids. Meanwhile, white kids be planning to step on Mars, cure cancer, or build cities.

  7. Truly, these wonderful kids can be whatever they want. Hopefully after this fantastic interaction, they will aspire to join the cities finest as police officers.

  8. Of course there would have to be dumasses to bring racist comments into this. Sad world we live when everything has to turn to racism. It was better they blocked off the street for this than having to block it off cause a kid was killed. Grow up and stop with the racism already

  9. Here goes USA police professionalism… and do not be surprised USA cops will be remembered as low class idiots after a show like that…
    I would fire the guy right on the spot if I had been a police chief. Keep the image since police should act like police and people need to look up to them as leaders vs. an idiot.

  10. I know not all cops are bad but when I think of white cops I usually think of rasicism but not all white cops are racist

  11. Great jobs officers! Also worth praising are the people responsible for creating a department full of capable and intelligent officers such as these. Hats off to the police leadership staff and the people of KCMO!!!

  12. Están intentando mostrar la cara amable de la policía, por lo que pasó hace poco. Pero lo uno, no justifica ni compensa lo otro. Manipulación de masas llevada a cabo por los medios de comunicación. Como siempre.

  13. Getting paid a ridiculous salary with full benefits and pension to block off the street and play basketball.  Do your F#@k'n Jobs and spare us the feel goods. 

  14. the city mayor should build a proper basket ball court for these kids so it is safer for them…. good on the cops glad to see some positive energy going around

  15. It's nice to see policemen like this. Most of the cops (here) are not idiots. Actually most of us are complaining about them because "an innocent robber was shot and he only tried to kill REALLY INNOCENT people".

  16. This makes me sick honestly.. Cops getting fame for being good people?? They should be like this theres nothing special about it

  17. That's that kid I watched just now in another video the balled cop played football with him.Hopefully he isn't doing it for attention when he saw hm views he got on the first one.

  18. Some police officers are very nice and some are not but the officers like this and many other deserve something better they risk their lives ever day just to help people from getting shot and many other things

  19. How can you guys in the comments call yourself equality supporters when you put down every cop? There are good cops and bad cops, because cops are people. And like you say to yourselves all the time, all people are equal.

  20. kudos to them cops.. this is the way to build relationships . these kids will remember this experience for the rest of their life.. they'll tell this experience to their freinds and even their kids when they're older.. we need more cops like this, making a positive impact in their communities

  21. Most people are retarded and think cops are psycho murderers who joined to hunt black people for sport but no just no when many cops shoot somebody it's because the heat of the moment and in several cases such as Michael brown he assaulted the officer shattering half of his face with his fist and the officer shot him

  22. True majority of cops are good just like majority of black people are hardworking citizens. It's just that the ignorant and dumbest acts always get noticed. Now bad cops get away with what they want more because of no repercussions. However, majority do their job correct

  23. Please tell me that someone was able to buy those kids some official gear and tell me that the town built a basketball court after seeing this

  24. This was awesome! I think the kid missed the point and clearly not a conversation that perhaps doesnt takes place in his home. Building a relationship is probably what that cop had on his mind so he doesn't have to come back there to shoot n kill you in a couple of years. That's the harsh reality. Practice for MBA! Smh!!

  25. That, is, the news media need to sensationalize good behavior, instead of bad. Then maybe, just maybe, there'd be fewer idiots running from the cops just to make the 5 o-clock news, and maybe fewer school shootings as well. One can hope! 😎

  26. I think this is fantastic and I know the kids were happy to see a cop playing basketball with them. It also shows that cops aren't all bad, which is a good thing. I loved the other videos where Shaq played in a rematch game and gave the kids some great advice. The kids will never forget what they learned.

  27. Only problem is the kid got arrested the next day for no other reason then beating the cops at basketball

  28. not hating on the video or anything, but I'm just wondering if it's legal to play basketball on the street. God forbid a car was to hit one of the kids, who would be at fault?

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