“I could change as soon as I saw the faces of my kids.”

In addition to being a dominant force on the basketball court, Shaquille O’Neal was a devoted husband and father to his six children. However, O’Neal struggled with controlling his anger before having his first child. Everything changed when he became a father for the first time and had a daughter in 1996.

O’Neal discussed his early-career anger issues in a People Magazine interview with David Walters.

“I’d go crazy after a bad game, especially if I missed my free throws,” he claims. “I would wreck the house. As the Hulk, I was.

However, after the birth of her first child, Taahirah, in 1996, things started to change for the Hall of Famer. Arnetta Yardbourgh, Shaq’s ex-girlfriend, is Taahirah’s mother.

I could change as soon as I saw the faces of my kids, O’Neal claimed. “When you get home, they don’t give a damn about any of that. four score? Hey, Daddy! Do you have two points? Hello, Daddy!


Click here to read the full Shaquille O’Neal interview with People Magazine.

Shaquille O’Neal and his kids

Shaquille O'Neal with Shareef and Shaqir O'Neal.

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The O'Neal Family (Photo: Fandom/NBA Family)

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I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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