In a recent interview with People, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal admitted his faults as a husband.
He shares five children together with his ex-wife, Shaunie Henderson, who he said he didn’t treat well enough. “I used to be a d—head,” he said throughout the interview. “You do not know the way good you bought something till it’s gone.”
While he didn’t treat Henderson the way in which he must have, he knows his life modified once his children were born.
“As soon as I saw my kid’s faces, I could transform,” he said. “You come home, they usually don’t care about any of that. Forty points? It’s ‘Hey, Daddy!’ Two points? ‘Hey, Daddy!’ “
Shaq also opened up on his generosity off the court.
“One, it’s the proper thing to do. It’s what I used to be taught,” he explained. “And two, that could possibly be me. That was my parents and me back within the day — them trying to offer me things they couldn’t afford. I’ve got loads of money now.”
Shaq knows he is not perfect, but he’s done more good than bad these days.