Jermaine O'Neal to miss the next 3 games to be with daughter

Jermaine O'Neal to miss the next 3 games to be with daughter

Postby Basketball Fan on Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:28 pm

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/90200 ... s-daughter

Jermaine O'Neal to be with daughter

Jermaine O'Neal has told his Phoenix Suns teammates that he will miss the next three games to be with his daughter who is having open-heart surgery Wednesday, azcentral.com reported on Tuesday.

Asjia O'Neal, 13, will undergo a procedure to repair a leaky heart valve in Boston, according to the website. Jermaine O'Neal's three-game absence could become more depending on his daughter's condition.

Jermaine O'Neal is averaging 7.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in his 17th season in the league and first with the Suns.

O'Neal is not sure if he will return for another season, with the website reporting that his son Jermaine Jr. actually has the final call on his father's career. O'Neal almost walked away this year after an aunt died in November.

"It was close," O'Neal said, according to azcentral.com. "I wasn't playing this year for money. I just wanted to come in, enjoy basketball and try to help these young guys. I felt selfish, like, 'What am I doing? I have the money I have, the businesses I have, the family. Why am I still running around trying to play basketball?' "
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Re: Jermaine O'Neal to miss the next 3 games to be with daughter

Postby revgen on Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:44 pm

I can't say I blame him. He wants to win a ring. And the ring teams like the Lakers didn't call him up. And Boston let him go awhile back. It doesn't make much sense to "run around" playing basketball when you already have $$$ unless it's for something greater.
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Re: Jermaine O'Neal to miss the next 3 games to be with daughter

Postby Pig Miller on Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:59 pm

here's a guy with a good sense about what life is about, and it's not basketball or winning rings.

hope his daughter is ok
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Postby therealdeal on Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:35 am

Wow good luck to his daughter. I wouldn't be anywhere but by her side as well.
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Postby pound4pound1 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:49 am

best wishes to Jermaine's daughter...he's doing the right thing
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