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NFL Veteran Asked to Bash Young Son for Underperforming at School Game by “Tough Father” Shaquille O’Neal

Published 05/27/2022, 3:30 PM EDT

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Shaquille O’Neal is one of the most popular figures in basketball. He is also known to be a very strict father to his children. As such, he has a set of rules that all his children have to follow. And he does not go easy on any of them. Unsurprisingly, he even asked a former NFL player to go hard on his son after he underperformed in an AAU game.

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Shaq has amassed a wealth of over $400 million. But when asked if his children get any share of it, he has said that until they prove themselves, they won’t. He wants his kid to be independent and not rely on their rich father. Shaq has said he will give them all the support in the world as long as they are standing on their own feet. And when his children mess up, Shaq also has some very strict punishments.


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Shaquille O’Neal suggests Spice be tough on his son

Spice asked Shaq and Turner what they should do if they travel for 5 hours for an AAU game and their son scores 3 points. Shaq said,” You tell him the same thing I used to say to my son. I know you didn’t make me waste money for this, like really. I got the planes, I got the rooms and this is how you playing”

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And he wasn’t ready to listen to any excuses. He said that in this business we can’t point fingers at anybody else. It all depends on you. So sometimes, he didn’t even used to go to his son’s games.


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When Turner asked to cut Spice’s son a little slack, Shaq wasn’t ready to. He said, ” No, we’re not. And moms need to stay out of this. Stay out of this when I’m disciplining the boys “


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Shaq is tough on his kids is because his father was tough on him. And Shaq says he was the reason that he was successful as he is today.He credits everything to this late father. And that is what Shaq wants his kid to do. Be great and find your place in this world. And he is also not shy is giving others advice on how to deal with their kids.

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Vishwesha Kumar


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Vishwesha Kumar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Holder of a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Vishwesha has been writing content for about 3 years now. He has been following the NBA for nearly 10 years, since first starting off in the year 2012.
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