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The O’Neal kids spend time with Kobe Bryant backstage at the Miami ‘Heat’ vs. Los Angeles ‘Lakers’ game. Two of the five kids hold basketballs while the others circle around Kobe who stands in the middle of the clan. Shaq, a former teammate of Bryant, gladly shared the Kodak moment with Instagram fans tweeting, “Bryant and oneals.”

The basketball legend recently commented on his mission to be an educated businessman telling media, “I’m sure the aura of doing business with Shaquille O’Neal was there. I needed them to know that they were doing business with a businessman, not doing business with an athlete.” Shaq also thought of his thrive for education as a good way for his children to “see me educate and challenge myself.”


O’Neal holds a bachelors and masters degree in business, and is in pursuit of his doctorate. Shaq has six kids in all.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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