Shaquille O'Neal pays for funeral of murdered girl
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Shaq's Heart Is As Big As He Is

11/26/09 in NBA   |   misanthrope   |   118 respect

The Fayetteville Observer is reporting that Shaq has paid for the funeral of a young girl that was kidnapped and murdered in North Carolina.  Shaniya Davis was the victim of her own mother's involvement in human trafficking Shaniya was found alongside a road in North Carolina and her mother has been charged in her death.

It's great to see someone as prominent as O'Neal reaching out to the community, in an especially sad situation like this.


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11/29/09   |   dstornello   |   2 respect

marcus_nyce wrote:
There is a special place in hell for that little girl's mother.

i agree

11/28/09   |   jxnsteelersfan   |   75 respect

wrote:
I want to click on respect about 1000 times for this one.

DITTO! I will pray that God touch his (mrtriplesix) heart and allow him to better embrace compassion and positivity. 

11/28/09   |   jxnsteelersfan   |   75 respect

aos035 wrote:
I dont think god sends people to hell for being stupid.

Thank goodness, lol! If so, HELL would be overflowing and some people would bust it wide open!

11/28/09   |   jxnsteelersfan   |   75 respect

HouTxFan wrote:
Maybe you can't read, but in a forgiving spirit, we'll overlook that...not forget it, not let you slide for it, but overlook it.  In case you can't tell, we hope you don't mind if some of us don't feel the same as you.  Maybe you think that once you've made a mistake, you should never bother to do another "awesome good thing" because there is no way you can wipe the slate clean.  Hmmm...some of us think that while you can't wipe the slate clean, it sure as heck doesn't hurt to try to do as much good as possible.  Does it make all the bad go away?  No.  Does it mean that at least some good is done, in the midst of all the bad?  Yes. 

I love your response.  Many people could not take the judgement they sometimes dish out.  As long as you breathe, you will make mistakes.  I'm sure mrtiplesix has made and will make plenty mistakes...the difference is we will hear about Shaq's because of his occupation. 

11/27/09   |   das3cr   |   288 respect

zzj000 wrote:
I have read some incredibally stupid comments during my time at the Q....but... This comment may be the most idiotic and pointless one I have ever read. Im no big Shaq fan but I couldnt care less what he does in his personnal sex life and why would YOU? When ANYONE, celebrity or not, steps up and does something this generous for no reason other than simple human kindness and a deep felt sorrow for another person or family, they should deserve nothing but our respect and a big THANK YOU.
Im sure Shaq would have been just as happy if this story never saw the front page of a newspaper. Shaq, for all his faults, seems to be a generous and caring individual and is blessed with the fortune to act upon his kindness............... YOU however deserve all the ridicule you receive and are blessed with nothing but ignorance. I would strongly suggest instead of bashing Shaq ... YOU follow his lead and try and do some good in your community. Like him or not, the world deserves more people like Shaq. 

That's a fact.

11/27/09   |   zzj000   |   388 respect

(Edited by zzj000)

I have read some incredibally stupid comments during my time at the Q....but... This comment may be the most idiotic and pointless one I have ever read. Im no big Shaq fan but I couldnt care less what he does in his personnal sex life and why would YOU? When ANYONE, celebrity or not, steps up and does something this generous for no reason other than simple human kindness and a deep felt sorrow for another person or family, they should deserve nothing but our respect and a big THANK YOU.
Im sure Shaq would have been just as happy if this story never saw the front page of a newspaper. Shaq, for all his faults, seems to be a generous and caring individual and is blessed with the fortune to act upon his kindness............... YOU however deserve all the ridicule you receive and are blessed with nothing but ignorance. I would strongly suggest instead of bashing Shaq ... YOU follow his lead and try and do some good in your community. Like him or not, the world deserves more people like Shaq. 

11/27/09   |   das3cr   |   288 respect

This is such a sad sad story. Horrific in detail.

My hat goes off to Shaq for his donation. 

11/27/09   |   HouTxFan   |   5103 respect

mrtriplesix wrote:
maybe you cant read... so i will dumb it down for you. the guy is a great athlete, who has made bad decisions, lots of em in the face of the media. what he did was a great thing, but im not going to let him slide for it. you cant buy trust but i see you can buy good publicity. maybe to you doing one good thing can wipe the slate clean but i dont feel the same as you. we all make mistakes but no mistake should be to sleep with your wifes best friend or friends fiance. because from my point of view it seems like you are saying its ok for terrorists or anyone to do something wrong but as long as they do one awesome good thing, it will overshadow all the wrong doings they just did :-/

Maybe you can't read, but in a forgiving spirit, we'll overlook that...not forget it, not let you slide for it, but overlook it.  In case you can't tell, we hope you don't mind if some of us don't feel the same as you.  Maybe you think that once you've made a mistake, you should never bother to do another "awesome good thing" because there is no way you can wipe the slate clean.  Hmmm...some of us think that while you can't wipe the slate clean, it sure as heck doesn't hurt to try to do as much good as possible.  Does it make all the bad go away?  No.  Does it mean that at least some good is done, in the midst of all the bad?  Yes. 

11/27/09   |   hela96

omg i`m sorry guys i didn`t see her picture or whats wrriten about her befor i was frezzed any way i got it now why every one is mad at her mom .belive me she will pay the price in a big time .

11/27/09   |   hela96

call me silly or what ever but i don`t know what is going on here i mean ppl talk about the littil girl is there any one give me a clue ? tnx

11/27/09   |   aos035   |   68 respect

WhoDat12 wrote:
Mrtriplesix, what you just typed is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever read.  At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought.  Everyone on this thread is now dumber for having read it. I award you no respect and may God have mercy on your soul.

I dont think god sends people to hell for being stupid.

11/27/09   |   sprode   |   52 respect

Shaq's awesome - and considering the AI news above this one... it will be a sad day when he's out of basketball.

11/27/09   |   blackbrooklynbulldog   |   23 respect

(Edited by blackbrooklynbulldog)

 The people's champ!!!....SHAQ!!!...you take the good with the bad....No one is perfect...Peace!

11/27/09   |   teedythenanny   |   699 respect

(Edited by Chief_aka_James)

Ok....help me out....you think the little girl's remaining family cares about who Shaq slept with or is it a tax write off for him? Wowwwww!!! Whether anyone approves of Shaq's personal indiscretions or not...the point is there was a little girl that was murdered and the least he did was pay for the funeral arrangements, something he didn't even have to do...........trust me, he's been getting all the tax write offs he needs even before this sweet child's horrible death.

Tax write off? Damn that's low!!! And it's disrespectful to the little girl in her death. If any ranting, raving, disgust and anger should be expressed, shouldn't it be expressed toward the murderer of the child????? Damn Shaq's personal biz, he didn't kill the baby!!!!  Even if I don't agree with Shaq's personal 'sex' behavior, that's not my biz nor my place to judge and most importantly that's not the focus here (in this blog).

And for the folks that want to joke about this matter or discuss Shaq's personal s*** or bash him for his behaviors.......how much did you donate to the cost of this sweet child's funeral and burial services? (And please don't say that dumb s*** about you pay taxes....)

11/26/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

redsox1002003 wrote:
tripe tastes ok. especially in menudo

Yeah, I wish I could have had some for Thanksgiving! Tamales on Thanksgiving are a nice 2nd though.

11/26/09   |   jrbucfan   |   5 respect

redsox1002003 wrote:
tripe tastes ok. especially in menudo

OHHH Menudo I love it to bad I can't get it in North Carolina. Sorry for the interruption Please carry on.

11/26/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

wrote:
Dude no one has said anything that your incoherent ramblings imply was said. No one said Shaq did this so we should forgive him everything.

So, let me DUMB it down for you!
A horrible thing happened to a sweet and innocent child.. Shaq stepped in and helped a family. Someone made a post about it. Take all your other garbage off to the Nat'l Enquirer, I hear they pay big bucks for tripe.

Oh, and because I need to dumb it down :
Tripe:
1
: stomach tissue especially of a ruminant (as an ox) used as food
2 : something poor, worthless, or offensive

I was using it in the 2nd sense!

tripe tastes ok. especially in menudo

11/26/09   |   finallyretired   |   4 respect

mrtriplesix wrote:
maybe you cant read... so i will dumb it down for you. the guy is a great athlete, who has made bad decisions, lots of em in the face of the media. what he did was a great thing, but im not going to let him slide for it. you cant buy trust but i see you can buy good publicity. maybe to you doing one good thing can wipe the slate clean but i dont feel the same as you. we all make mistakes but no mistake should be to sleep with your wifes best friend or friends fiance. because from my point of view it seems like you are saying its ok for terrorists or anyone to do something wrong but as long as they do one awesome good thing, it will overshadow all the wrong doings they just did :-/

RE:" but im not going to let him slide for it."
First, nobody is asking you to 'let him slide for it'... who in hell do you think you are that you have the capability of forgiving Shaq's mistakes?   Second, I seriously doubt Shaq needs or wants the publicity for this story.  While it is a generous and kind hearted offer, it is small compared to the other gifts Shaq makes to the community every year.  And, third, Dumbo, wonder how YOUR bad decisions in life would line up against the good deeds you've done?  How would you like the world to publicize every bad deed you've done?  How'd you like it if EVERY time you happened to do something nice and it was reported in the paper, jerks like you would write hateful, petty remarks questioning your motives?  Give the guy a break.  What he did was a kind deed and there is nothing wrong with the newspaper reporting it. 

11/26/09   |   ClippaChick   |   67 respect

God bless you Shaq for doing this selfless act of kindness to a devastated family.

11/26/09   |   mrtriplesix   |   1160 respect

WhoDat12 wrote:
Mrtriplesix, what you just typed is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever read.  At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought.  Everyone on this thread is now dumber for having read it. I award you no respect and may God have mercy on your soul.

maybe you cant read... so i will dumb it down for you. the guy is a great athlete, who has made bad decisions, lots of em in the face of the media. what he did was a great thing, but im not going to let him slide for it. you cant buy trust but i see you can buy good publicity. maybe to you doing one good thing can wipe the slate clean but i dont feel the same as you. we all make mistakes but no mistake should be to sleep with your wifes best friend or friends fiance. because from my point of view it seems like you are saying its ok for terrorists or anyone to do something wrong but as long as they do one awesome good thing, it will overshadow all the wrong doings they just did :-/

11/26/09   |   rockhound87   |   33 respect

It is definatly nice to hear about an athlete taking it upon himself to help someone out.  Gotta give him props for that.

11/26/09   |   bigdaddyofthemall200   |   1 respect

BETTER FOR GILBERT ARENAS TO FIND OUT NOW AND MOVE ON BUT THIS HAS NO BEARING ON STEPPING UP PAYING FOR FUNERAL TWO TOTALLY SEPARATE ISSUES

11/26/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

mrtriplesix wrote:
I love it when celerities do one big nice thing hoping everyone will forget about all the wrong things they gave or did do. or may even going to do. also love the nieve, sometimes gullible every day joe blow. \

you people do realize shaq just got caught sleeping with gilbert arenas fiance right? her name is laura govan or maybe govna. anyway the emails and texts are all over the net and shaqs wife is about to his ass up and take just about everything. lets not forget he also paid to sleep with that pornstar lady "super head".

so yea he did something nice, but hes no angel and we all know he will get it back when tax return time comes.

Mrtriplesix, what you just typed is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever read.  At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought.  Everyone on this thread is now dumber for having read it. I award you no respect and may God have mercy on your soul.

11/26/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

Hearing about what those monsters did to that adorable little girl broke my heart, but that's very big of Shaq to pay for her funeral.

11/26/09   |   rtaldrich3   |   10 respect

He had no reason for this, and he did it, he went out of his way just to be nice, he isn't trying to cover up some stupid thing in his personal life, he is just a great person. Shaq does a lot of things for charities and other places, he donates money, toys, clothes, food, anything that is needed, this is a great man.

11/26/09   |   bigdaddyofthemall200   |   1 respect

WhoDat12 wrote:
Agreed. Shaq does a lot of giving back and he does it for the right reason.

NO DOUBT ABOUT IT SHAQ IS A CLASS ACT

11/26/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

jrbucfan wrote:
This guys does so many things like this that no one hears about I am glad this was reported. Shaq is a class act.

Agreed. Shaq does a lot of giving back and he does it for the right reason.

11/26/09   |   cubsdude9   |   2 respect

Shaq that family will be thankful for you this thanksgiving

11/26/09   |   marcus_nyce   |   27064 respect

There is a special place in hell for that little girl's mother.

11/26/09   |   dstornello   |   2 respect

dstornello wrote:
I agree completely. He is a great guy.I mean Shaq.
(Edited by dstornello)

I agree completely. He is a great guy.I mean Shaq.

11/26/09   |   dstornello   |   2 respect

I have to say Shaq, you are a great man with a heart of GOLD!!!

11/26/09   |   joshwillis52   |   114 respect

mrtriplesix wrote:
I love it when celerities do one big nice thing hoping everyone will forget about all the wrong things they gave or did do. or may even going to do. also love the nieve, sometimes gullible every day joe blow. \

you people do realize shaq just got caught sleeping with gilbert arenas fiance right? her name is laura govan or maybe govna. anyway the emails and texts are all over the net and shaqs wife is about to his ass up and take just about everything. lets not forget he also paid to sleep with that pornstar lady "super head".

so yea he did something nice, but hes no angel and we all know he will get it back when tax return time comes.

Wow, you sound like a real dipshit. He went out of his way and did it because he felt sorry for them. Not just to get attention and everyone think he's a good person. Shaq actually does a lot of things for young children in the community like spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on toys every year for kids for Christmas and other things. I know that he's a billionaire and it doesn't effect his bankroll a whole lot, but he takes time out of his own life and does it every year.

11/26/09   |   jrbucfan   |   5 respect

This guys does so many things like this that no one hears about I am glad this was reported. Shaq is a class act.

11/26/09   |   arv3403   |   20 respect

mrtriplesix wrote:
I love it when celerities do one big nice thing hoping everyone will forget about all the wrong things they gave or did do. or may even going to do. also love the nieve, sometimes gullible every day joe blow. \

you people do realize shaq just got caught sleeping with gilbert arenas fiance right? her name is laura govan or maybe govna. anyway the emails and texts are all over the net and shaqs wife is about to his ass up and take just about everything. lets not forget he also paid to sleep with that pornstar lady "super head".

so yea he did something nice, but hes no angel and we all know he will get it back when tax return time comes.

Wow, go back to wherever you came from, how can you be so judgmental of a person that reached out to help in a situation like this? Their personal lives have nothing to do with this, and I can't believe you would bring something like that up. I, for one, thank shaq, and I hope others follow suit.

11/26/09   |   kteacher   |   34349 respect

I don't understand why we all can't just recognize a nice act without bringing up other junk.

Shaq did a great thing...it is not the first time he did something like this, nor will it probably be the last.

11/26/09   |   Scott   |   52695 respect

Nobody is perfect and regardless of what Shaq does in his personal life, it's always heart warming to see an athlete or celebrity not be greedy and be willing to help out those in need. 

11/26/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

shaq may be goofy, but he has always been a class act. good for him.

11/26/09   |   mrtriplesix   |   1160 respect

I love it when celerities do one big nice thing hoping everyone will forget about all the wrong things they gave or did do. or may even going to do. also love the nieve, sometimes gullible every day joe blow. \

you people do realize shaq just got caught sleeping with gilbert arenas fiance right? her name is laura govan or maybe govna. anyway the emails and texts are all over the net and shaqs wife is about to his ass up and take just about everything. lets not forget he also paid to sleep with that pornstar lady "super head".

so yea he did something nice, but hes no angel and we all know he will get it back when tax return time comes.

11/26/09   |   mpndt2004   |   1795 respect

omg this is so sad to hear about this man why why someone want to do something like this and i want to thank for shaq's did rite things for pay for the funeral for this little girl tha was greatful wha he did ok