Shaquille O’Neal Pays For Car Crash Victim’s Funeral


It turns out that Shaquille O’Neal’s legendary 7’1″ height has nothing on the size of his heart. 

According to the TMZ Sports report, Shaq has helped a Louisiana family to bury their child who died in a horrific car crash. The accident occurred on April 10th in a small city of Braux Bridge. Keshon Batiste, 11, and his friend  Trayvon Alexander, 12, were in the backseat of a car that crashed into a tree, killing them both.

The Alexander family had insurance that helped them to organize the funeral, but the Batiste family had to start a GoFoundMe. They still needed $4,000 when Shaq saw their story in the local news. 

The basketball legend immediately contacted his friend Phil Conrad, a retired chief deputy officer from the Lafayette City Marshal’s Office. After he provided Shaquille with more details, he immediately wired the necessary sum.

With Shaq’s help, both young victims were laid to rest on the same day of April 25th. 

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Thelma is our Sports Reporter, a volleyball lover and a former cheerleader who still remembers a couple of impressive stunts. Thelma had a very “girly” upbringing which didn’t stop her from being fiercely into sports. After becoming a regional Cheer&Dance champion and spending four years as a trainer, she decided to climb another hill and successfully completed the a Publishing Course. While polishing her skills by taking several sports broadcasting gigs, Thelma concluded that she liked writing more than talking: the sheer power and potential of a written word fascinated her. She started with co-running a Premier Volleyball League blog and playing a part in drawing attention to the Arizona volleyball program for kids and teens. Today there is no form of the competitive sport she wouldn’t cover. Thelma returned to Arizona and has no desire to ever leave. We respect that.


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