“The Family and Me Came Back Around”: Ailing with “Emptiness”, Divorced Shaquille O’Neal Discloses How He Humbled Himself

Published 11/21/2022, 4:39 PM EST

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At the height of his career as a young superstar in the NBA, Shaquille O’Neal suffered from a strong case of defiance and pompousness. However, the present-day O’Neal comes off as a mature and learned individual with a larger-than-life personality. But O’Neal’s journey from a haughty NBA superstar to a humble Hall of Famer has been arduous.

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Shaquille O’Neal had one of the most dominant careers in the league’s history. Moreover, apart from a Hall of Fame career, O’Neal found immense success outside basketball that has amassed him a fortune over the years. However, the Big Fella failed on the family side of the equation. In his youth, O’Neal’s over-the-top lifestyle pushed him away from his wife and kids, leaving his personal lif in shambles. The Big Aristotle reflected on those trying times on his podcast recently.

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 Shaquille O’Neal revealed the incident that humbled him for life

Shaquille O’Neal and his crew, Nischelle Turner and Spice Adams, were back with a new episode of ‘The Big Podcast’ this week after a long hiatus. Moreover, 2x Super Bowl champion and All-pro linebacker Von Miller appeared on the podcast this week. In an intense monologue in one of the episode segments, O’Neal revealed how he got humbled for life.

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While talking about his new HBO mini-documentary dubbed ‘SHAQ,’ the 4x NBA champion got emotional and reflected on a dark time of his life. Moreover, O’Neal made a profound statement that summed up his arduous journey of self-improvement. O’Neal said, “The day I humbled myself is the day I became more free.” The Hall of Famer then revealed how he embarked on a journey to reprove himself. O’Neal’s relationship with ex-wife Shaunie Henderson had its highs and lows. But the two hit rock bottom when Shaunie, along with their kids left O’Neal after rumors about his infidelity came to light. The Lakers legend found himself alone with all the success in the world. Thereafter the harsh reality hit O’Neal and became one of the defining moments of his life. 

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After heeding his mother’s words, O’Neal decided to humble himself. After embarking on his self-improvement journey, things started turning around for good. O’Neal confessed after opening his doors, “the family and me came back around.” O’Neal revealed how the 90,000 sqft of rich marble ‘Emptiness’ came back to life after he killed the ‘narcissist’ version of himself. 

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Turner and Adams were on the verge of tearing up after O’Neal’s emotional soliloquy.

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K Shrijith is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his BBA degree, Shrijith has a keen interest in the world of finance. In fact, he has past experience in equity research and writing research reports on the subject of finance.
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