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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