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Fans Concerned After Shaq Shares Rare Personal Message About ‘Love’
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Fans Concerned After Shaq Shares Rare Personal Message About ‘Love’

Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O’Neal Some of his fans on social media became concerned after they shared a rare personal message about the difficulties of love.

The former professional basketball star shared his message on Wednesday, May 8. It appeared as a simple block of white text on a black background on Instagram.

“I understand…I wouldn’t have been in love with myself either. Wishing you all the best… ❤️ Lots of love, Shaq,” the post read.

In a caption to his post, the Within the NBA sports analyst further wrote: “Trust me, I understand.”

Although O’Neal, 52, did not provide any additional context for his message, many fans believed it had something to do with his ex-wife’s new memoir. Shaunie Henderson was married to the four-time NBA champion from 2002 until their divorce was finalized in 2011. The two share four children together.

Henderson, 49, released her memoir, Undefeated: Changing the Rules and Winning on My Own Termson May 7. In the book the first Basketball women star questioned her love for O’Neal, according to an excerpt obtained by TMZ.

“Looking back, I don’t know if I was ever really in love with the man, but I was in love with the idea of ​​marrying the man I had a family with,” the excerpt from her memoir reads.

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Some of O’Neal’s fans were stunned by his rare personal message about “love,” with many leaving comments on Instagram expressing concern about the confusion it caused.

“😢😢 what’s going on,” one fan wanted to know.

“Nah man…who is the People Big Diesel guy hurting!?” another fan wrote, referencing one of the basketball star’s popular nicknames.

Others who appeared to have already read Henderson’s comments defended O’Neal.

“I don’t know Shaq,” one Instagram user’s comment began. “But I do know those words would have hurt someone. Some things you just have to keep to yourself. But Shaq took the high road.”

“You are the ONLY reason she could ever be relevant bro,” another person claimed.

“Ignore the negativity,” one fan urged. “You are loved by many.”

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