Shaq Respects Ex-Wife Shaunie's "Basketball Wives" Hustle
While most basketball players would be fearful of their ex-wives, fiances, or baby mamas appearing on VH1's Basketball Wives, there's one NBA star who hasn't been the subject of any trash-talk and doesn't mind the show's existence.
Shaquille O'Neal spoke to GQ about his ex-wife Shaunie, the executive producer behind the hit series:
GQ: Your ex-wife is on a reality TV show, Basketball Wives. Does that bother you?
Shaq: My ex-wife is very intelligent. She doesn't really get involved with the buffoonery, but I can't stop them from what they're doing. I just know that she does a beautiful job taking care of the children. She's always been a professional. We're very cordial. Take it from me. It's all about being happy.
GQ: What's your dating advice for the guys currently in the NBA?
Shaq: I don't have any advice, because experience is the best teacher.
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GQ: But you don't want them to make the same mistakes you made.
Shaq: The game, now, is different.
GQ: How so?
Shaq: It's very different. Facebook and Twitter have made the game very different. You know what I'm talking about. [Shaq pulls out and motions to his camera phone]
It's probably safe for Shaq to stay in her good graces, anyway.