Friday, November 27th, 2009 at 9:30 am  |  16 responses

Shaq’s Latest Good Deed

The big fella has a big heart: “Shaniya Davis, a 5-year-old who last week was found murdered in North Carolina. Police have said the girl’s mother, Antoinette Davis, sold her daughter into sexual slavery. ‘I was sitting at home watching it on the news and the story brought a tear to my eye,’ O’Neal said Wednesday. ‘Being a law enforcement guy that investigates crimes against children, I wanted to be able to help in some way.’ The funeral is estimated to cost between $2,500 and $5,000. O’Neal’s gesture is not unprecedented. In 2005 he paid for the funeral of legendary L.A. Lakers big man George Mikan. Davis’ father, Bradley Lockhart, started a trust fund to raise money to help with the costs of his daughter’s funeral and burial. That money will now go to help local groups and charities working with neglected children, according to the Fayetteville newspaper.”

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  • neaorin

    I don’t normally support public beatings but for that poor girl’s mother I’d be willing to make an exception.

  • http://www.yamahyouth.com Gerwin

    Co-sign neaorin. It’s a sick world after all… Damn, as a father it gives me the creeps.

  • Yesse

    First of all what kind of a father sells his daughter to sexual slavery?I hope Shaq paid him something too and i dont mean anything good by that.

  • http://www.digitalthread.com AlbertBarr

    It was the mother who sold her daughter

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    disgusting sh!t…that mother should be killed

  • nastierthanu

    If there r any desciples here the question is how does this glorify god? We mourn the loss and condemn the sinner, but none of us can see the other side. The girl has not only gone to a better place she is @ the place. The mother is here facing another trial, figuratively and literally. How deep into ones addiction pit do u have to be to sell ur child. After the high wears off and your eyes open up u must except that you sold your daughter to support ur habit. Life feels like a long time and making poor decisions makes life feel that much longer.
    For the child she’s in a better place and for the mom wake up. Her mess could be a powerful message if she uses it.

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    Tell me how my good karma taste

  • rav

    the mother sold her 5 year to become a sex slave? shaq should just beat the sh*t out of the mother and whoever she sold her daughter too – what a sicko

  • http://www.basketbrasil.com.br Rubens

    And people hate on Shaq. Go figure…

  • Robb

    I can’t believe there are people like that woman. Shaq’s the man.

  • http://slamonline.com Dave

    It’s not uncommon for sexual abuse to be repeated by victims. There’s a good chance this woman suffered a similar experience in her own childhood.

  • http://fashionsensei.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/jackie-moon.jpg Jackie Moon

    Shaq is a compassionate man.

  • that dude

    Thats why we call it Fayettenam

  • that dude

    RIP Shaniya Davis

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    This situation is discomforting. 5 years old?

  • http://slamonline.com NUPE

    Sad story all the way around. It’s sad the mother would even think to sell her daughter as a sex slave, it’s sad (and sick as hell) that anyone would even be interested in buying a 5 year old for sex. This was a kind gesture from Shaq, maybe it will help put more attention on sexual abuse of kids.