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Is Shaq Still A Deadbeat Dad? Shaunie Seems To Think So

A while back, I wrote about (ex-wife of retired NBA star Shaquille O’Neal) Shaunie O’Neal’s thoughts on Shaq’s retirement (click HERE) & how she felt as though he needs to spend more time with his kids now.

Well, in a recent interview with Celebuzz, it seems as though Shaunie’s sentiments are still the same:

Celebuzz: Do you and Shaq still maintain a good relationship?

“We’re okay. Since the divorce, it’s been more traumatic for the kids. They don’t get to see him or talk to him very much, like I wish they could. But I double up and I do what I have to do.”

Celebuzz: Now that he’s retired do they get to see him anymore?

“No that’s the [unfortunate] part. That’s what I thought would have happened, but it’s not quite happening that way, so that part’s a little disappointing. I can only do my part, and do it well.”

As there’s always three sides to every story (your side, my side & the truth), I do hope that this isn’t completely  true. In another part of the interview, I also thought it was interesting that, as executive producer of “Basketball Wives”, Shaunie gets to choose who needs to be nixed from the show all together or have minimal camera time:

Celebuzz: How is working with the girls, do you see them everyday?

“We see each other almost everyday. I might not see Evelyn and then the next three days I see her everyday, but when were filming we see each other quite often, several times a week. It’s cool because I get along with everybody, and if I just don’t gel with someone, or don’t feel that connection, I’m very honest and very blunt with the production team, and I’m like, ‘you know what I just don’t even want to film with that person, its not gonna work, and I’m not comfortable,’ and that’s that.”

…Who do you think she could be referring to?

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