ESSENCE: "Respectfully" Cheating?

Retired NBA star Shaquille O'Neal is telling all in his new memoir, "Shaq Uncut: My Story," which hit shelves (and Kindles) last week. Of course, he details his feud with Kobe Bryant and LeBron James and why he left the Lakers, but it’s his admissions about cheating on his ex-wife Shaunie O’Neal that are garnering the most interest from readers. Despite his very messy divorce after eight years of marriage, Shaq says he never cheated on his wife “disrespectfully.”

"At one time my ex-wife Shaunie and I were happy,” he wrote. “But I admit it -- I was a guy. I was a guy with too many options. Choosing to be with some of those women, well, that's on me. In my mind, I never did it disrespectfully, but obviously I shouldn't have done it all."


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