Shaquille O’Neal’s got a good spirit within him. Throughout his career, the sports legend has done many a good deed for many people. But he fears that with all he’s done, his family will still place him in an old folk home!Shaquille O’Neal is the proud father of 6 children he shares with two women. The former Los Angeles Lakers star has four children with his ex-wife, Shaunie O’Neal, and helped to raise her son from a previous relationship. In addition, he has another daughter from a relationship before his marriage to Shaunie O’Neal.
Shaquille O’Neal described growing up struggling with his family. While speaking on the In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2015, he recalled dreams of caring for his family when he gets older and bringing them out of the mud. However, there were times that Shaq would get in trouble, stealing cars and doing other misdemeanors. But, he would insist on honing in and perfecting his craft to achieve his dreams of becoming who he is today.
Besides his many achievements in sports, film, and music, Shaquille O’Neal is known for his many good deeds. There are countless accounts of the 3x NBA MVPs’ random acts of kindness. nSome of the most recent acts include paying off a man’s engagement ring in 2021. While in Zales, Shaquille O’Neal recalled encountering a “shy guy” asking the store clerk how much he had left to pay on the ring. Without a second thought, Shaq offered his credit card to the clerk for the man’s ring to be paid off.
“Whenever I leave the house, I try to do a good deed,” said the 4x NBA Champion. On another occasion, a man named Patrick Martin shared that Shaquille O’Neal blessed him with a brand new laptop after their random pleasant encounter in a Georgia Best Buy. Just recently, Shaq was caught on camera delivering a bag of warm food and a bottle of water to a woman in need. In addition, he provided her with money. Another recent occurrence reported by Page Six showed Shaquille O’Neal purchasing a washing machine for a Dallas couple in Best Buy after interacting with them. Furthermore, he purchased a massive television for them as well.
According to Shaq, his reasoning for doing good deeds stems from experiencing his father’s goodwill when he was younger. O’Neal told Graham Bensinger that his father insisted he never forgets those in need when he makes it. He also shared that his actions come from the heart. “I do a lot of stuff seen and unseen,” the recent Academy Award winner insisted. But with all Shaq has done, he feels his retirement won’t be as fun. During a recent episode of Late Night with Stephen Colbert, Shaquille O’Neal while playing Stephen Colbert’s ‘Questionnaire’ game, The NBA legend was asked various questions including most used app on his phone (worldstarhiphop), favorite smell and his choice between cats and dogs. In the final question, Shaquille O’Neal was asked to describe the rest of his life in five words. In response, Shaq mentioned he would be placed in an ‘old-folks’ home in 10-years.