NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal has played for six franchises during his legendary NBA career that spanned 20 years.The Los Angeles Lakers legend has been one of the most successful basketball players ever to play the game. He broke several records and earned numerous accolades cementing himself as one of the game’s legends. Shaq’s children will have to come correct if they want him to assist them with their business initiatives. Shaq isn’t against lending his children an assist; in fact, he is more than happy to support them, but he also wants his kids to rely on their own merit.
Shaquille O’Neal opens up on the matter
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee has four children with his ex-wife Shaunie, including sons Shareef and Shaqir and daughters Amirah and Me’arah. He shares a stepson, Myles, with Robinson. He welcomed his sixth child, daughter Taahirah, with his ex-girlfriend Arnetta Yardbourgh.
The former Los Angeles Lakers center opened up about the expectations he has for his offspring in a Nov. 25 interview with PEOPLE. He told the outlet:
“When it comes time that you want to do something, we’re going to do it like you have to do it in the real world.” By this, Shaq meant he expects his kids to present him with a résumé, a business plan, and the numbers to back whatever business effort they hope to bring to fruition.”
“I don’t give a s**t what you are, because if it’s done the right way, I believe in nepotism… If I like it, I’ll do it. I’ll point you in the direction of somebody to get it done and you’re on your way.”
Last year, when he appeared on the “Earn Your Leisure” podcast, he reiterated his approach to stressing the importance of work ethic to his children.