Shaquille O’Neal has always believed in giving back to the community. Therefore, when the opportunity presented itself to team up with Alonzo Mourning to help the next generation of athletes, the NBA Legend did not hesitate.
Shaquille O'Neal Comes Together With Former Rival And Teammate To Help Community
Shaquille O’Neal And Alonzo Mourning Come Together For A Huge Project
The former teammates are coming together and joining hands to ensure that South Florida has all the facilities required to help a child train and become a professional athlete.
O’Neal will be one of the people who will fund the renovation of the ‘Comebaq Court’ in the Overtown Youth Center in Florida.
Both of them are focused on using their influence to nurture their young fans towards achieving their dreams. According to Shaquille O’Neal, this marks the beginning of helping as many children as possible.
“A lot of big-time people, especially on the gram, flashing what they got. Take care of the kids in your area. If we had the ability to take care of kids in 50 states, we’d do it. So, this will be a start.”
The project is estimated to cost approximately $20 Million. The idea is to provide children with the opportunity where they can nurture their talent and skills to become professional athletes. Furthermore, some of the values such as teamwork, important life skills, and being professional are taught to them as well.
The NBA Legend Is Extremely Passionate About The Project
“I’m doing Comebaq Courts all over the world, and it can definitely save a life. I always tell the young ballers, if you want to shoot something, shoot a ball.”
Shaquille O’Neal And Alonzo Mourning Did Not Like Each Other
The former teammates, before they ever became teammates, couldn’t stand each other. They would call each other out, become endorsers of rival companies, and come down on each other’s talent.
However, they came together as teammates for Miami Heat in 1992, and their bitter rivalry turned into a great friendship. In fact, in 2006, they brought the NBA title home along with Dwyane Wade.
Both of them acknowledged each other’s worth, and have continued this friendship even today. Alonzo Mourning is absolutely thrilled to have Shaquille O’Neal’s voice advocating the program.
He believes that O’Neal will be a great asset to the program for its expansion and growth, and for enabling others to know and support the cause.
What Is Shaquille O’Neal’s Net Worth?
The NBA Legend’s net worth is a whopping $400 Million. It goes without saying that he has worked extremely hard to reach this position.
However, it’s not that easy for his children to access his massive wealth. He has two conditions for his children - they need to have a graduation and a postgraduate degree before they can access his $400 Million wealth!
The idea behind this was to ensure his kids never fall under the impression that they do not have to work hard for money, and that they grow up to be financially responsible individuals.