The news will always tend to focus on the downfall rather than the upswing and that’s what star, Adam Lavine is currently going through. Rarely do you hear of someone from the same side come forward and try to give a perspective from that side of the lawn. Shaquille O’Neal did, however.
In 2009, Shaquille O’Neal’s marriage ended as did the normalcy of his family life when the cheating truth came out. Via The Big Podcast with Shaq, the NBA legend was talking about Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine’s cheating scandals.
Shaq said he was in no position to judge those two guys.
Shaq stated: “I was a serial cheater,” Shaq said, cutting right to the chase. “It would be crazy and blasphemous for me to get up here and say, ‘boom, boom, bam.’ I can’t do that.”
Shaq mentioned that he knows both Udoka and Adam Levine, as well as their wives. He noted that they are all going through a lot.
He continued: “I’m never the guy that’s going to get up here because of my platform and fake it,” Shaq said. “I did it. I was the best at it and I’m not proud of it, I lost my family doing it, I lost valuable, important years of my children from doing it.”
The NBA legend also talked about whether cheating habits were worth it. Shaq was quick to say no, and that the happiest days of his life were when he was going home to his kids.
Shaq recently voiced his support for Levine as the singer is still scheduled to perform at one of Shaq’s charity events amidst all of the controversy.
Both Udoka and Levine are dealing with the fallout from their scandals. Udoka was handed a one-year suspension, while Levine’s Instagram DMs have become the internet’s favorite meme at the moment.