NBA player Shaquille O’Neal was spotted out Christmas shopping with his kids and some family friends in West Hollywood, CA on December 21, 2011.
The father of six was recently at a Boys and Girls Club charity event in Lake County, California. While at the event Shaq met 300 members of the club and took part in giving shoes, food, and toys to kids in need.
O’Neal was happy to be a part of the charitable effort as it brought back memories of his childhood days spent at the Lake County Boys and Girls Club. Shaq states, “I wanted to be able to put a smile on the children’s faces and show them that there are so many people who care about them. The club was a safe haven for me, it gave me a place to play and it kept me out of trouble, so I wanted to give back to these kids here. I’m like the guy who came from where they came from and they see themselves in me.” O’Neal partnered with longtime friend Sandy Carpenter to make the evening a success.
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