Shaunie O’Neal Advice to Retired Shaq: “Spend More Time With Your Kids”
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Maybe Shaunie was a little salty that the Big 401k didn’t give her a shout out during his retirement press conference (like he did Hoopz), so when confronted by TMZ she had a message for him when asked what he should be doing now that he is retired.
She seems to be implying that he hasn’t had the time or desire to be the everyday dad he could be. I will say that Shaq while not acknowledging Shaunie, did speak on his kids and thanked them for being understanding that he hasn’t spent as much time with them as he would have liked.
This isn’t uncommon for athletes, basketball specifically where they guys are traveling a lot. Someone like Shaq who also had a lot of outside interests, definitely made it harder to spend time with children.
So while Shaunie had a little salt in her comments, hopefully Shaq takes the advice.
In unrelated news I would love to Break Shaunie’s Lamps, she isn’t the prettiest or the most sexy, but she has THE LOOK.