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“Myles O’Neal, You Need To Get Out!”: When 13-Year-Old Shaqir O’Neal Butted Heads With Elder Brother Over Shaunie’s Tutor Choice

Raahib Singh

“Myles O’Neal, You Need To Get Out!”: When 13-Year-Old Shaqir O’Neal Butted Heads With Elder Brother Over Shaunie’s Tutor Choice

Shaquille O’Neal is one of the most famous personalities associated with basketball. The 7ft 1″ big man has won 4x NBA Titles and is considered one of the most dominant players. Apart from his success in basketball, Shaq also found success when it comes to family. He has six beautiful children. Four of them are with ex-wife Shaunie Henderson: Shareef O’Neal, Shaqir O’Neal, Amirah O’Neal, and Me’arah O’Neal.

He has two other children, his eldest daughter Taahirah O’Neal with his high school sweetheart. His sixth kid is actually Shaunie’s kid Myles O’Neal, from before her marriage with Shaq.

Shaqir is the second youngest child in the family. He’s 19 and plays for Texas Southern University. He plans to change the scene of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, one step at a time. However, before he made it to University, he needed a tutor to get through High School.

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Shaqir O’Neal was grateful to his mom for his Tutor

Shaunie Henderson is known for many things. However, after her divorce from Shaq, she made her own way to fame with a show named Basketball Wives. It showed us an insight into the life of a basketball player’s wife, or in Shaunie’s case, ex-wife.

In one of the episodes, Shaqir was seen interacting with the new tutor his mother had arranged for him. Shaqir was just 13 years old back then, but he didn’t let his age stop him from hoping he had a shot with the tutor.

The youngest O’Neal son hoped,

“If I focus hard enough, train my brain to get smarter, I might find a way to get her number!”

However, just when he thought he had a chance, his elder brother, Myles O’Neal, stepped in.

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Shaqir and Myles butted heads over the tutor

Young Shaqir was getting comfortable with the tutor when his elder brother noticed her in the house. At that moment, Myles had the same thought as his brother, and wanted to get the tutor’s number.

Approaching her, Myles sat down between Shaqir and the tutor. However, the tutor quickly asked Myles to move to the side. After that, he tried answering questions and appearing as a helpful brother, but nothing he did got her to show interest.

In the end, Myles knew when to cut his losses, and left his little brother to study. Young Shaqir wasn’t a graceful winner, and was seen yelling at his brother and asking him to get out.

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Raahib Singh

Raahib Singh


Raahib Singh is an NBA Journalist and Content Strategist at The SportsRush. A Computer Science Engineer by qualification, Raahib's passion for sports drew him towards TSR. He started playing basketball at 14 and has been following the NBA since 2013. His entry into the basketball world perfectly coincided with Stephen Curry putting the league on notice. Having followed the league for a long time, he decided to use his knowledge to become a sportswriter with The SportsRush in 2020. Raahib loves to put up some shots in his spare time, watch Cricket, Formula 1, and/or read a nice thriller.

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