Friday, April 2, 2010

Shaq Supports Mom as she Promotes Her Book

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers center Shaquille O’Neal is known for his scoring, rebounding and interior defense, but he came up with a big assist before Wednesday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
The 7-foot-1 O’Neal sat next to his mother, Lucille, in the concourse at Quicken Loans Arena, greeting fans and signing her new book, “Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go: From Mental Welfare to Mental Wealth.”
The book details Lucille’s journey through life, which includes being an unwed teenage mother living on welfare, issues with alcoholism and ending her 30-year marriage.
“I’m very proud of her,” said Shaquille, who sat with son Shareef at the table. “I think for her it’s more about helping young, single women. We’re living in dire, tough times and I’m sure there are a lot of single women out there that just want to give up. MORE
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