NBA champion, successful businessman, and eminent analyst can be used to describe Shaquille O’Neal. However, it must be mentioned here that Shaq is a great parent too.

Once Shaquille O’Neal was with his eldest son Shareef at a mega auction. He hyped up the prices of a dazzling Rolex. The bidding started at $15,000. 

Shaq kept upping the price till he finally sealed the deal for a crisp $21,000.

In fact, Shaq implored his son to raise his hand for the final bidding. Shareef reluctantly followed his father’s orders.

And eventually, the O’Neal family easily bagged the bidding war. Shareef couldn’t believe at first that his dad just bought him a Rolex worth more than 20 grand.

In fact, he asked Shaq for confirmation if he can really keep the watch. The Big Diesel nodded in approval and Shareef’s face lit up with genuine happiness.

Shaq grew up in a single-parent household. His mother, Lucille O’Neal, did her best to raise him and his siblings on her own.

Shaq often talks about his mother’s sacrifices to take care of all their necessities. Moreover, Shaquille O’Neal also talks about the influence his step-father had in his life.

He disciplined a young Shaq, fidgeting on the fringes of delinquency. In fact, he taught him the responsibilities and duties of a man.

Shaq frequently expresses his gratitude to his step-father for instilling in him the principles required to succeed in life.