The Children Who Bring Out the Kid in 7ft Shaquille O’Neal One Flip at a Time – Who Are They?

Published 02/06/2023, 1:30 AM EST

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It is no secret that Los Angeles Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal is great with kids. Despite having an intimidating personality, the Big Aristotle turns into a huge softie when in the company of kids. A series of photos and videos recently caught fans’ attention, proving how great Shaq is with kids. The father of six was seen having a fun time with two adorable munchkins showing a side of him that probably only kids can bring out. The Hall of Famer even shared one of the videos on his Instagram handle, and fans loved it.

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Shaquille O’Neal might be a strict father in teaching values to his kids, but he certainly knows how to bring out the fun Shaq in him. Despite maintaining a strict policy for his kids, the Hall of Famer makes sure to fulfill their every need and wish.

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The 4x NBA champion recently shared a video that showed a young boy climbing Shaquille O’Neal’s shoulder like a tree. The hilarious video was shared by an Instagram user, @nancylcab, Shaq’s handler and Alex G’s wife. Another video shared by Nancy showed the NBA legend holding her toddler while napping. Per the posts shared by Alex G’s wife, the couple seemingly went for some downtime on a yacht with their kids and Shaq Diesel.

 

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The adorable pictures showed Alex’s kids, Kai and Kalia, deeply bonded with their uncle Shaq. Alex G’s previous post even showed Superman spending time with Kai in Alex’s backyard, playing baseball and basketball.

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Shaq’s kids are grown, and most have even begun making a name for themselves in their respective fields. Watching him turn into a child while playing with the kids, it might be safe to wonder if Shaq missed his time with his children when they were just as young.

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Along with being a basketball legend, a rapper, an actor, and an NBA analyst, Shaquille O’Neal is also a philanthropist and has a soft spot in his heart for kids. Shaq has contributed a lot to helping underserved families throughout the years, and his Shaq-A-Claus initiative began way back in the 90s.

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The Lakers legend reportedly once emptied an entire Toys “R” Us store when they went to buy Christmas gifts for about 400-500 kids. It was part of a charity drive organized by Shaq’s mother, Lucille O’Neal, and the former NBA superstar has been continuing the ‘tradition’ ever since.

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Written by:

Siyari Debbarma

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Siyari Debbarma is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering and previously interned at the Y-East Organization as a content writer. Siyari has played quite a bit of basketball throughout her school years, and started following the NBA last year.
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Jayant Chhabra

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