It kind of made me cry - Shaq's response on the Docu

Shaquille O'Neal is one of the executive producers of the documentary 'The Queen of Basketball', which features the story of legendary women's basketball player Lusia 'Lucy' Harris.

It kind of made me cry - Shaq's response on the Docu

After watching the documentary, O'Neal became emotional, with tears welling up in his eyes.

It kind of made me cry - Shaq's response on the Docu

In an exclusive interview with Matthew Carrey of Deadline, Shaq discussed the documentary and how he felt watching it. The short film is about Lusia Harris, one of the most dominant female basketball players in history, but is rarely talked about now.

It kind of made me cry - Shaq's response on the Docu

"It kind of made me cry. I don’t usually cry at movies. But I said to myself, 'I got to do whatever it takes to bring this story to the world,'" Shaquille O'Neal said.

It kind of made me cry - Shaq's response on the Docu

Shaquille O'Neal described Harris as a 'power center' and compared her with himself. Shaq is one of the most dominant players in NBA history, while Harris was the same during her playing days.

It kind of made me cry - Shaq's response on the Docu

She has three national titles on her resume, winning them in consecutive years at Delta State University from 1975 to 1977. Harris also won an Olympic silver medal at the 1976 Games in Montreal, Canada. She scored the first-ever basket in the history of Olympic women's basketball.

It kind of made me cry - Shaq's response on the Docu

Even though she was one of the most accomplished women's basketball players ever, Harris never really got the national recognition she deserved. It was one of the reasons Shaquille O'Neal decided to get involved with her documentary and tell Harris' story to the world.

It kind of made me cry - Shaq's response on the Docu

'The Queen of Basketball', directed by the Oscar-nominated Ben Proudfoot, is already generating Oscar buzz. If the documentary wins an Oscar, O'Neal will join Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and Mike Conley Jr. as the only NBA players to win an Academy award.