NBA Hall-Of-Famer Shaquille O’Neal has gone viral for the story of him helping pay for a young man’s engagement ring while he was at Zales on Monday.
He said about the video during NBA on TNT’s Tuesday telecast, “I’m just trying to make people smile… That’s all.”
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 7, 2021
He would continue during the telecast by saying that he also paid for furniture for the mom of an autistic daughter while he was at a furniture store.
Shaq isn’t the only person doing good deeds in sports. Joe Ingles who plays for the Utah Jazz has been supporting the autism community based on his personal connection he has with his autistic son.
Growing up with autism, basketball was one of my biggest key interests. I could tell you all 30 NBA team’s and every single player on one of those teams. Today I’ve taken my passions from my key interests and turned it into a career in public speaking. As a Lakers fan, I’m all a fan of this story for all Shaq did for the Lakers organization.
Great job Shaq!
For those in our community – Have a good deed you have done recently that you would like me to spotlight? Tell me more about your story in the comments.
My name is Kerry Magro, a professional speaker and best-selling author who is also on the autism spectrum that started the nonprofit KFM Making a Difference in 2011 to help students with autism receive scholarship aid to pursue a post-secondary education. Help support me so I can continue to help students with autism go to college by making a tax-deductible donation to our nonprofit here.
Feature image of Shaq above copyright of Shaquille O’Neal on Facebook