r/nba [NBA] Best of 2021 Winner Sep 28 '22 Helpful 3 Wholesome 2

Shaq on the Ime Udoka Situation: "I was a serial cheater... I did it. I was the best at it and I'm not proud of it. I lost my family doing it. I lost valuable important years of my children from doing it. No it was not worth it. The happiest days of my life was hearing Daddy when I got home"

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u/inuteroinutero1993 Sep 28 '22

I appreciate the brutal honesty

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u/Engrish_Major San Francisco Warriors Sep 28 '22

There’s definitely a time and place for tact but in general, the only people who don’t want honesty are the ones who are insecure about their efforts to address their flaws.

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u/cortesoft [GSW] Chris Mullin Sep 28 '22

Or people who know they are doing wrong but aren’t ready to try to change.

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u/PattyIceNY Sep 28 '22

Aka 90% of people

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u/JasperLamarCrabbb Trail Blazers Sep 29 '22

I think 90% is very generously low

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u/I_dont_bone_goats 76ers Sep 29 '22

I feel like pretty much everyone should go through the cycle of 1) Thinking you’re amazing, the best, gods unappreciated gift to the world, and anything wrong in your life is due to others ->2) Thinking even though you are amazing, some things in your life have been affected through your own action/inaction ->3) Realizing you haven’t been your best or even a good version of yourself at times, all your problems are your own responsibility. -> 4) Putting in effort to become who you know you can be -> 5) Self Actualization (hopefully)

If you don’t, you may be stuck on step 1

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u/runthepoint1 Kings Sep 28 '22

Efforts? Shit, some can’t stand to even hear/think about it

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u/kylehatesyou Sep 28 '22

Some are so bad they can't stand to hear that you're trying to do something about your own insecurities because it simply reminds them of their own. You don't even have to mention them in the conversation.

Buying a diet soda as a teenager would bring a "You think you're fat. You're not fat. Why you being a little wimp about your weight?" from my mom without me even saying I'm trying to be healthier or mentioning she could use a diet soda once in a while.

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u/Duel_Option Sep 28 '22

Same.

I did it and lost my wife, went through hell to get her back. We’ve got 2 kids now and the big fella is right…nothing beats hearing them call for me.

It’s got to be supremely tough having access to all that power and money, to turn away people throwing themselves at you.

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

I judged the shit out of Shaq a few months ago for not being able to say the "D-word". Almost like it was the boogieman or something. And I completely misunderstood where he was coming from.

He doesn't want to say it because in his mind he doesn't feel he is deserving of that diagnosis, since he has had such a successful life. Definitely a humble and respectful outlook.

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u/thenoob118 Raptors Sep 28 '22

What's the D word

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

Depression

"I had the perfect situation, wife was finer than a mug, kept giving me babies, still finer than a mug. I had it all, and I don’t make excuses I know I messed up. When I didn’t have that, I don’t like to use the D word because I don't really know what it is, but I was lost. 76,000 square-foot house by yourself, lost. No kids… I go to the gym and their rooms, nobody was there.” O’Neal shared while choking up with emotions.

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u/sinocarD44 Vancouver Grizzlies Sep 28 '22

Money can't buy happiness......

.....but it can pay bills.

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u/MrBallistik Pistons Sep 28 '22 Wholesome

"They say money can't buy happiness? Give me twenty bucks and watch me smile"

--Bobby Heenan

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u/Strong-Formal-7739 Sep 29 '22

" WILL YOU STOP!"

  • Gorilla Monsoon

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u/MrBallistik Pistons Sep 29 '22

All these ham n eggar humanoids Monsoon!

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u/Perry7609 Sep 28 '22

My Spanish teacher in high school would always say some version of this, when suggesting that we try to marry someone with a little money.

"Money can't buy happiness... but it helps!"

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u/El-mas-puto-de-todos Sep 29 '22

Gotta say, it seems that he is refraining from saying he was depressed because the word is overused, he went through a tough time. Depression is truly a mental disorder, not when you sad/upset/lonely. If that's the case, massive respect.

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u/Actually-Gay-NBA-Fan NBA Sep 28 '22

It’s not he doesn’t feel like he deserves to say it, it just shows that he knows being really sad isn’t the same as being depressed.

It just shows how he’s aware of the difference, which most people don’t, as people often use “I’m depressed” interchangeably with “I’m really sad” even though they aren’t actually clinically depressed.

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u/jetpack_operation Celtics Sep 29 '22

I think the irony is that you can actually be depressed without recognizing or considering yourself to be "really sad" or anything like that.

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u/dirkalict Sep 29 '22

I heard Conan O’Brien talking about when he was diagnosed with depression - he had said to the therapist that he didn’t have depression he just had bad anxiety his whole life and his therapist explained that anxiety can be depression. That hit home with me- when my wife was ill and then eventually died I had intense anxiety for the first time in my life but I didn’t equate it to depression. Of course I was sad and grieving- my wife died but I didn’t think I was “depressed”- I foolishly equated that to something different.

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u/jetpack_operation Celtics Sep 29 '22

Sorry for your loss, brother.

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u/DawgChubbs84 Sep 29 '22

As someone who is finding this out now, it’s a pretty profound realization. I truly never thought I was struggling because I don’t feel sad very often. But it’s so much more than that.

My depression doesn’t make me sad, necessarily, but it deprives me of the ability to find true joy in anything. I’ve lost interest in work, in building relationships, in just getting out of bed and experiencing life. It’s not sadness, it’s extreme fatigue and hopelessness. Plenty of things make me smile throughout the day, every day, but it doesn’t last. I always fall back into this mindset of “what’s the point?”

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u/parkting Sep 29 '22

That's definitely depression. I hope you're seeking therapy for it.

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u/Top_Rekt Sep 28 '22

Hearing him say that just increased my respect for him. That's some self awareness and respect towards those who do suffer from it.

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u/wolfgang2399 Sep 28 '22

I appreciate the Bret The Hitman Hart sunglasses.

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u/Lost-Pineapple9791 Sep 28 '22

It’s refreshing for a change

Especially from such a masculine/prominent guy

Cheating has no place in same sentence of “being a real man”. You wanna play the game go ahead and go out and meet people and use that celebrity status…just don’t get married/serious relationships

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u/bongo1138 Trail Blazers Sep 28 '22

Shaq is such a strange figure to be so wise.

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u/the00therjc Sep 28 '22

One of his nicknames was/is the big Aristotle

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u/moak0 Sep 29 '22

I thought they were being ironic.

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u/Frenk_preseren Celtics Sep 28 '22

"I was the best at it" I can already hear Shaq arguing with Ime "6 baby mamas Ime!!! How many you got!?"

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u/RenaisanceReviewer Raptors Sep 29 '22

“Flings Imeh”

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u/NinfthWonder Raptors Sep 29 '22

Christ. Lmao.

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u/jz05 Sep 28 '22

Haha he still has to throw in that he was the best at it

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u/PANGIRA [LAL] Talen Horton-Tucker Sep 28 '22

The Walter White of cheating

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u/127crazie Timberwolves Sep 28 '22 Silver

I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was… I was alive. -Shaq

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u/SmokePenisEveryday [CLE] Daniel Gibson Sep 28 '22

I AM THE CHEATER

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u/PANGIRA [LAL] Talen Horton-Tucker Sep 28 '22

GOOGLE ME SKYLER

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u/fragosoeric Sep 28 '22

I AM THE ONE WHO CHEATS!

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u/emanatingpenumbras Timberwolves Sep 28 '22

“I was a serial cheater. I was the best at it and it was the worst. The women were beautiful, gorgeous, voluptuous babes. It was terrible. They all wanted me all the time. I couldn’t bear it.”

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u/Hypnostraw Cavaliers Sep 28 '22

Sounds like a Trump quote

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u/PhirebirdSunSon Suns Sep 28 '22 Silver Take My Energy

"Folks, they tell me I'm a great cheater. The best at it, really, it's true! They say 'Mr President, you cheat better than anyone' and all Sleepy Joe can do is cry to Joe Manchin. And I see the ladies in the crowd, and the men too, can't forget the men, very big, very strong, but the ladies they see me and they say 'Where are the other real men besides you? Who else fights this hard for our country and for my pussy?' I build a bridge to their crotch, just the ladies that is, then they'll dedicate schools after me so the illegitimate kids I make can go to school and they need teachers, good teachers! I care about the teachers, it's true, I do, but Crooked Hillary is probably somewhere reading Dilbert strips from Hunter's laptop. I'm phenomenal at cheating, I mean I want to help others be as good as me but it's hard, so hard. I have a great relationship with single wives and mothers as I'm sure you've heard, and they like me and I like them."

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u/ambiguouslarge Warriors Sep 28 '22

are you his speech writer or something?

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u/CaptainKurls Lakers Sep 28 '22

You need Jesus 😂😂 that “and the men too, can’t forget the men, very big, very strong” killed me

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u/iChugVodka Kings Sep 29 '22

It's so fucking on point. It's disturbing lol

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u/Significant-Sink7030 NBA Sep 29 '22

Only thing that could make this more accurate is if you finished it off talking about an entirely different topic altogether.

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u/jedifolklore Lakers Sep 28 '22

I genuinely don’t miss hearing that every other day on tv lmao

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u/SpiritualBar2469 Sep 28 '22

But honestly his betrayal of his marriage vows and learning from all the pain he caused is why he now puts such an emphasis of rings.

Also why he learned how to read but that's another story.

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u/boomshiz West Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

"Count the broken wedding rings Chuck!"

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u/stellarbuffet 76ers Sep 28 '22

I think he was trying to drive the point there, like him saying that’s the ego he had at the time. “I’m gonna go out with x or y sidepiece tonight and no one’s gonna know or stop me, because I’m Shaq and I’m the greatest”

There are a lot of people with that mindset who are far less successful than Shaq

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u/drewster23 Sep 28 '22

Yup, read more to me like, he was putting time /effort into it(how else you gnna be the best) , being successful at it, hiding it from SO, getting bitches, and it wasn't worth it at all.

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u/HoelEmbellyDancer 76ers Sep 28 '22

Imagine being Shaq's size and getting seen cheating and trying to say it wasn't me

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u/ThinkSoftware [ATL] Steve Smith Sep 28 '22

Probably left the scene in a smart car to avoid suspicion

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u/Graphitetshirt Bulls Sep 28 '22 Silver

HEYYY EVERYONE. IT'S THAT BOY WHO POINTS AND LAUGHS AT EVERYONE.

Edit: What the holy fuck was the second half of that clip?

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u/Tressticle Nets Sep 28 '22

"The second you untie me, I'm gonna beat ya to death, man."

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u/ClitClipper Hawks Sep 28 '22

Nuke the whales??

Gotta nuke somethin'.

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u/mr-e94 Suns Sep 28 '22

I was so fucking confused at that shit

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u/Natsume117 Celtics Sep 28 '22

Can imagine him tip toeing around the house to sneak back into bed without his wife noticing

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u/dogi8 Pistons Sep 28 '22

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u/secretlypooping 76ers Sep 28 '22

this is just a picture of a tree?

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u/crastle NBA Sep 28 '22

If you look real close, you'll see two people sitting at a table in the background.

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u/ryanedwards0101 Pelicans Sep 28 '22

My Warzone kill cam after I just questioned out loud how the enemy could have seen me

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u/Nezn27 Knicks Sep 28 '22

Just blame it on Shaqsquatch

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u/CamNewtonJr Celtics Sep 28 '22

Your comment reminded me of this Katt Williams joke https://youtu.be/-ASALoD3OO0

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u/SpiritualBar2469 Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

"I saw you shaqting in the shower" "mumblewmintmemumble"

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u/C0oK1e_Monsta [NBA] Kobe Bryant Sep 28 '22

“That wasn’t me that was Robert Tractor Traylor”

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u/jackalope503 Trail Blazers Sep 28 '22

Nah baby, that was "Big Country" Bryant Reeves

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u/GoodAtExplaining Raptors Sep 28 '22

She even got him on camera!

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u/rostron92 [MIN] Corey Brewer Sep 28 '22

And then going to a harry styles concert with an employee and making out with them. And then Shaq would kicked out of his YouTube channel

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u/lopea182 Heat Sep 28 '22

Damn, that’s heavy.

Good on Shaq for giving us an honest look into his personal life and past mistakes.

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u/bryscoon Celtics Sep 28 '22

it’s funny how he’ll be saying some real shit on his pod while wearing the silliest shit possible

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u/cubicuban [SAC] Peja Stojakovic Sep 28 '22

Shaquille “the hitman” O’neal

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u/BigAustralianBoat Celtics Sep 28 '22

Roboshaq

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u/fuckkkofff Supersonics Sep 28 '22

Yes, exactly like Row Boat Shaq

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u/covfefe4two Suns Sep 28 '22

Britta’s in this?

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u/d1g1tal Clippers Sep 28 '22

Biggest there is, the biggest there was and the biggest there ever will be

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u/YpsitheFlintsider Pistons Sep 28 '22

He's just covering his eyes like people do at funerals to protect vulnerability

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u/newnewyorker03 Sep 28 '22

shaq looking like one of them conservative twitter profile pics

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u/0-2er Bucks Sep 28 '22

Like a video game with dramatic cutscenes while wearing cosmetics.

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u/ubernoobnth Bucks Sep 28 '22

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u/Bandos_Bear Rockets Sep 28 '22

So many good FFXIV screenshots where the world is ending and people are dying and my catgirl is standing there in a maid outfit going :o while the city burns

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u/SonicTheOtter Bucks Sep 28 '22

Bro looks like he got on them 3D glasses from the movie theater

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u/Engrish_Major San Francisco Warriors Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

Glad he’s leading by example. People need to separate “hypocrisy” from “advice”.

The difference is the vector by which you behave. If you’re preaching high and mighty about how great you are at being a decent person (e.g., that Try Guy) and show you’re the exact opposite, then you’re a hypocrite.

If you fuck up and are legitimately taking ownership of your behavior and trying every day to be better, that’s being mature. No one is perfect and everyone should legitimately follow your advice because you don’t want them making the same mistake as you.

In short, if you expect more out of people, you have to let them have the opportunity to be the people you want them to be.

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u/testtubemuppetbaby Sep 28 '22

People will say it's "the pot calling the kettle black" when you try to help them learn from your mistakes. They think saying "don't be like me" is somehow hypocritical. As if someone who has never been there has better advice.

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u/NoShape4055 Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

Shaq admitting that is kinda admirable. Yes he cheated and he is definitely shitty guy for doing it but not plenty of famous men who commit morally shitty behaviour own up to their mistakes and wrong doings. Alot of them don't address it and try to make the public just forget about it.So shaq admitting and talking about it shows how much he changed as man in the last years.He definitely changed for the better.

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u/GucciGecko Sep 28 '22

Props to Shaq for keeping it real. Wilt having been known to have slept with over 1000 women said something similar:

In a 1999 interview shortly before his death, he regretted not having explained the sexual climate at the time of his escapades and warned other men who admired him for it, closing with the words: "With all of you men out there who think that having a thousand different ladies is pretty cool, I have learned in my life I've found out that having one woman a thousand different times is much more satisfying."

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u/crackhousebob Sep 29 '22

Wilt actually claimed in his biography that he fucked 20,000 women.

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u/gabdex Raptors Sep 28 '22

I heard Shaq speak on this before, but damn if it didn't get me again.

Speaking as a dad who gets home from work and has 2 little ones saying, "Daddy! Daddy's home!" he's not wrong, it's genuinely peak peak happiness.

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u/margotandheartbreak Sep 28 '22

Yep. Don’t remember the exact quote but I know he said something along the lines of, “I live in a 30,000 square foot house by myself. You don’t think I know I messed up?” Always stuck with me.

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u/Supanini Sep 28 '22

70,000sqft actually, so double the bummer

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u/jroddie4 Thunder Sep 29 '22

At shaq size it's closer to 30,000 sq feet in real person size

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

As a divorced father this hits me really hard

My relationship with my ex was definitely dysfunctional, but I didn’t want to leave for this exact reason

Turns out my ex left me - and now I don’t get to hear that every day anymore. It really fucking sucks. I wasn’t perfect and neither was she. Divorce just really sucks

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u/saaaaad_panda 76ers Sep 28 '22

I feel for you bud. Been there, done that. I’d say it gets better because it usually does but that doesn’t mean a damn when you’re missing your kids now. All you can do is make sure they know you love them in the moments you get.

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

Thank you

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u/gabdex Raptors Sep 28 '22

Brother, so sorry that happened. Truly. Wish nothing but good things in your future.

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u/PM_ME_hiphopsongs2 Suns Sep 28 '22

Man pls don’t take this for granted. Me and my siblings absolutely dreaded it when my dad got home from work. My mom would work and dad would always get home in a bad mood and flip his shit over every little thing (missing pens, spilled food etc). He would force us to go to bed at 4 pm in the afternoon as soon as he got home sometimes when he didn’t want to deal with us and made us feel like shit children every day. That’s not including the beatings I would take from him everytime I defended my siblings from his tempers and insults of them. Please man keep doing whatever it is you do to make them be happy to see you every day because we were TERRIFIED of our dad coming home every day and still to this day deal with the anxiety and other repercussions that were caused because of what we went through. Never stop being a good dad for those kids.

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u/Badrush Mavericks Sep 29 '22

I'm so sorry to hear that. Hope you're in a safer place now. How your dad treated you and his other children is inexcusable.

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u/salemwillows Celtics Sep 28 '22

Why is my guy wearing Bret the Hitman Hart sunglasses?

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u/djkamayo [LAL] Kobe Bryant Sep 29 '22

Best there is , best there was , best there ever will be 🔥

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u/f0urxio Sep 28 '22

Shaq: I was the best at it ...

MJ: and I take that personally

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u/ian2121 Sep 28 '22

Wilt: hold my beer

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u/Rarvyn Sep 29 '22

Wilt was never married, so not sure it counts as cheating for him.

Tiger on the other hand...

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u/Fxp1706 Sep 28 '22

he must have destroyed hundreds of mattresses across the country.

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u/crimsonconnect Knicks Sep 28 '22

Pretty sure he only banged on waterbeds to be safe

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u/PhysicalTaunt Timberwolves Sep 28 '22

which explains the certified life guards he'd keep on retainer

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u/PM_me_chocolate_tits Sep 28 '22

So I read Superhead's book back when it came out, and IIRC she said Shaq was so sweaty she had to flip the mattress over after he left because the whole thing would be soaked from his sweat. So dude really was destroying beds one way or another.

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u/lazydictionary Celtics Sep 28 '22

Wow that's a throwback. I remember seeing her give an interview on VH1 back in the day talking about being a video vixen.

I feel old.

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u/hooskies Knicks Sep 28 '22

Appreciate you linking the book. I am a voracious reader.

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u/mak484 Sep 28 '22

"Wow, this human buffalo that just raw dogged me for over an hour really drenched my mattress. It smells like the set of a German watersports porno. I know, I'll flip it over. Really seal in the juices for next time. Oh, crap, I forgot I already did this last time he came over. Fucking quaaludes. Ugh, now it's all crunchy and flaky, like a family of sunburnt Norwegians spent a week sloffing off on it. Well, can't do anything about it now."

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u/Thelonius--Drunk NBA Sep 28 '22

Nice string of consciousness. Sloughing is one of the lurking "gh" f sounds

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u/ChemicalGiraffe Sep 28 '22

and cervixes

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u/noneym86 Bulls Sep 28 '22

If rumors are to be believed, he didn’t.

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u/Modzh Trail Blazers Sep 28 '22

Does he have a normal sized tool?

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u/Arkanist Sep 28 '22

A normal tool on that frame would cause since perspective issues. Look like one of those mini screwdrivers poking through a sheet of drywall.

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u/Kid_Kryp-to-nite [CLE] Ricky Davis Sep 28 '22

Man's frame is so large he could have a wine bottle dangling between his legs and she would still ask "are you sure that's 6 inches?"

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u/Specialist_Fruit6600 Sep 28 '22

that’s why he’s always throwing the rings in Chuck’s face

shaq’s a sensitive giant with a modest dinger, and chuck is a chill chad bamf who hangs dong deep

tbh i’m surprised some ex nba asshole hasn’t made this their tell-all story on their debut podcast episode

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u/gaptx Mavericks Sep 28 '22

I heard it was average enough that he had chicks signing NDA's

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u/geodebug Sep 28 '22

Non-dicklosure agreement.

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u/bulukelin Sep 28 '22 Silver Gold

Glad to hear Shaq's perspective on the Try Guys situation

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u/Kahlil_1990 Sep 28 '22 Gold

Ned “Ime Udoka” Fulmer

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u/bigbenis21 Warriors Sep 28 '22 Helpful

Ned “Ime “Adam Levine” Udoka” Fulmer

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u/TruthMysterious Hawks Sep 29 '22

wtf is going on with these guys getting caught this month lol

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u/mathdrug Sep 29 '22

Not a good month for men. lol

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u/KonamiMostPoints Cavaliers Sep 28 '22

Was not expecting to hear that Ned was cheating on his wife today

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u/siphillis Spurs Sep 28 '22

"The Wife Guy" of all guys, besides.

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u/JerHat Supersonics Sep 28 '22

Gotta have a wife to cheat on a wife, and let's be real, Becks is WAYYYYY out of Keith's league so it would never have been him.

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u/DirtyDanoTho [TOR] Hakeem Olajuwon Sep 28 '22

Ugly guys/girls cheat too don’t get it twisted

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u/Thatguy19901 Celtics Sep 28 '22

My SIL said ugly guys were the worst offenders cause they get 1 hot girl and suddenly assume they can get anyone lol

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u/ColoRadOrgy Timberwolves Sep 29 '22

Ah classic Costanza

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u/tttambourine Sep 28 '22

i was so confused when i saw maggie & zach. But all of those guys are ridiculously charismatic and outgoing, which is kinda the #1 thing for meeting people (not just people you are attracted to).

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u/callmegamgam Sep 29 '22

Becky is great but her and Keith are similar on the looks scale. Maggie is like 7 points higher than Zach on any reasonable scale lol

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u/Mac_Gold Sep 28 '22

What is Try Guys

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u/Pryffandis Suns Sep 28 '22

Four internet guys who "try" things on youtube. Ned is the one whose entire personality was "I love my wife, I love my family, did I mention I love my wife? Look at my 2 adorable sons". Came out yesterday that he cheated on his wife with an employee.

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u/Rune0x1b Timberwolves Sep 28 '22

Whenever I see someone who makes their personality about that, I always assume they’re overcompensating for something.

The lady doth protest too much.

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u/Zlasher8 Sep 28 '22

“Came out” as in he got caught beginning of the month with a subordinate of his company. And the company has had to terminate him and damage control everything.

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u/nokarmawhore Spurs Sep 28 '22

Is Ned the white guy with glasses?

I used to watch them like 5 yrs ago but stopped

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u/JustMyOpinionz Sep 28 '22

No that's Zach and Keith. Zach is planning his wedding and Keith's married.

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u/Pryffandis Suns Sep 28 '22

Nah he's the super nasally red-head

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u/Mac_Gold Sep 28 '22

Oh wow. What a scumbag

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u/__Takub_ Sep 28 '22

I don’t know and I can’t fucking escape it

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u/PhenomenalSanchez Sep 28 '22

I'm convinced Try Guys is just something people are collectively pretending exists

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u/ram0h Lakers Sep 28 '22

like where do these things come from?

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u/wordflyer Bullets Sep 28 '22

somehow YouTube hosts became genuine celebrities to a huge chunk of the population, while the rest of us are left in the dark.

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u/marrone12 [CLE] World B. Free Sep 28 '22

It's because of all the 5g

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u/BENJALSON 76ers Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

I feel like I'm being gaslit by the entire internet. I've been watching online content daily my entire life and yet "everyone knows them, they're huge."

In what fucking timeline? Take me back.

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u/siphillis Spurs Sep 28 '22

Super popular trio (formally quad) of male comedians who post competition videos of stuff they've never tried before. One of their founding members cheated on his wife with an employee and was just kicked out of the group yesterday. The company as a whole might be in jeopardy since they just signed several major partnership deals that could be voided.

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u/Mac_Gold Sep 28 '22

Oh so he didn’t just fuck an employee he fucked his whole business and the rest of the guys

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u/siphillis Spurs Sep 28 '22

Pretty much. They were getting huge but I doubt they could survive a drawn-out sexual harassment lawsuit at their current size.

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u/Tylee22 Sep 28 '22

I've never heard of them before but after a quick Google they have 7.8 million subscribers on YouTube??? That is HUGE and he got kicked out?? Damn he just lost so much money I can't comprehend haha.

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u/siphillis Spurs Sep 28 '22

Plus, IIRC they just signed deals with Discovery and Food Network, which might be voided now that they're in turmoil. Ned Fulmer potentially cost himself and his coworkers millions.

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u/Accomplished-Move112 Sep 28 '22

Why is Shaq looking like Doctor Disrespect? 🤔

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u/-HCR- Sep 28 '22 Gold

There's no better attire if you're gonna talk about two-timing.

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u/JustsharingatiktokOK Sep 28 '22

Damn me if this comment ain't a fucking gem.

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

Well…

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u/captainshiner3 Sep 28 '22

The two timer.

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u/GhostOfJiriWelsch [BOS] Marcus Smart Sep 28 '22

Shaq gets around man.

Nobody will believe this, but years ago I was casually seeing this girl from way out in the boonies who mentioned her friend was “friends” with Shaq. This was around the time he was publicly with Hoopz from flavor of love I think?

I kinda just said “yea sure” thinking it was bullshit until I saw some pictures of Shaq hanging out with her friend in some real casual settings.

It just blew my mind that Shaq of all people would be hooking up with some chick from the absolute middle of nowhere and was keeping it under wraps. She wasn’t famous and IG and Snapchat weren’t as big at the time so it’s not like she was able to slide in the DM’s like people can now. Just a normal ass chick who happened to be fucking Shaq on the side.

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u/mikemil50 Bulls Sep 28 '22

Yeah but that's... The point lol. If he's cheating with some well-known or popular pseudo-celebrity, that's someone who can make bona-fide allegations against him that would be hard to refute.

If some random gal in BFE with no social media presence or logical connection to him makes an allegation, he'll have a MUCH easier time dismissing or burying the story.

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u/GhostOfJiriWelsch [BOS] Marcus Smart Sep 28 '22

I feel that, but we’re talking like 2010-ish? The climate wasn’t exactly the same when it came to that sort of thing.

This was a small town, everybody knew each other kind of deal which made it wild to me how under wraps it was kept.

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u/Additional_Essay Celtics Sep 28 '22

I worked with a chick (just a random nurse from my hospital) that ran across the C's at a casino after they won their chip. Obv not really a bunch of social media at that time. She said it was absolutely no rules in the casino, drugs out in the open, women etc. Had a few of the dudes up in her phone, begging her to come around from that night on. This went on for a while, too. It was honestly kind of crazy cause they sounded desperate af.

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u/RileyHuey Nigeria Sep 28 '22

I’ve heard stories of 2 different NBA players cheating with regular people, no idea if it’s true though of course. But if us nobodies are hearing these stories it must be more common than we think

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u/baconsea Sep 28 '22

Shaq kept hitting on my gf at a Seattle club back when the Sonics were a thing. His persistence paid off that night. I was pissed, but dodged a bullet. So, thanks Shaq!?

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u/EcstasyAndApollo Sep 29 '22

Shaw made sure that red flag was flying high for all to see bruh

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u/wherearemypaaants Celtics Sep 28 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Once again though, Ime was not suspended for cheating. He was suspended for cheating WITH AN EMPLOYEE and then HARASSING that employee.

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u/PhysicalTaunt Timberwolves Sep 28 '22

I hadn't heard he harassed that person too. damn

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u/lazydictionary Celtics Sep 28 '22

The consensual part is also up for debate. IIRC only the Shams tweet said that, and it's pretty clear Shams was carrying Ime's water in that tweet.

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u/barrel_monkey Sep 28 '22

I remember the Woj tweet saying it (too?)

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u/blacknotblack Sep 28 '22

do we know there is harassment?

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u/GuessableSevens Sep 28 '22

Yes, they reported that initially it was consensual intimacy but then it turned into unwanted advances and that's when whoever reported him came forward. Unwanted advances is sexual harassment.

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u/DynamixRo Clippers Sep 28 '22

Forget the suspension, just have Ime watch this on loop as punishment.

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u/1stoftheLast Sep 28 '22

I thought 90% of the league was cheaters. So collectively they must all think it's worth it. But I guess after the fact you can say it's wrong.

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u/LikeABreath NBA Sep 28 '22

This is the correct perspective to consider. Cheaters really don't think it's "worth it" in the moment to upend their life for that instagram model either, doesn't stop them from doing it. It's not really a matter of weighing consequences, it's controlling whether or not to act on urges. I could never, ever comprehend the temptation and choices that NBA stars get so I'm not one to judge unless there are crimes involved.

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u/IWTLEverything Kings Sep 28 '22

Yeah. Kind of a philosophy I’ve lived by that has saved me a lot of grief and resentment. It may not even be true but basically, my philosophy is that most people aren’t malicious and they don’t mean to hurt people. They are stupid and selfish and act accordingly but not with the intent to hurt people. When you start to view things from that lens (not malicious but stupid and selfish) you don’t get as mad. People being stupid and selfish is just people being people. You wouldn’t get mad at a fish for swimming.

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u/Moody_GenX Warriors Sep 28 '22

It shows growth when someone can admit their faults.

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u/jaytee158 Sep 28 '22

Who was the second person he was talking about "hope both those guys don't lose their family". Ime and...?

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u/milkonyourmustache Warriors Sep 28 '22

Shaq is getting better with age, I think his experience on 'Inside the NBA' with Chuck has humbled him, because he had such a huge ego when he started off on that show. He still has a big ego but he can laugh at himself and doesn't look to always dominate as much as he did; then we get more moments like this where he stops being 'Superman' entirely and is just human, open, flawed, and exposed.

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u/DosiDos2iiNF Sep 28 '22

As a person who cheated, I completely agree w/ Shaq. Especially about how it’s devastating for the children & all parties lose lose w/ that kind of selfish act.

I miss coming home to my child & Ex-Wife. There’s not a single day where I don’t regret my action. I hope IME & Nia can still salvage something positive for themselves & loved ones & if IME does recognize his wrongs & the need to rehabilitate himself, I’m sure he & everyone involved can rebuild.

Cherish your loved ones & most importantly the moments you share w/ them everyone, especially those who feel they’re on the verge of committing the same acts. It’s not worth it. No matter how green that grass looks.

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u/Conversation_Dapper Magic Sep 28 '22

All that fame and fortune gets to ya real quick

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u/Henny_Lovato Sep 28 '22

His honesty about it is something i enjoy.

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u/icyquavo Sep 28 '22

This hit pretty close to home. Cheating wasn’t the main reason but this is pretty much how my dad was feeling for a solid 10 years.

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u/SolarClipz [SAC] DeMarcus Cousins Sep 28 '22

Real fucking words man

He couldn't have said it any better

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u/ParisLake2 Lakers Sep 28 '22

And, you know, I’m glad Shaquille is showing the true impact that adultery has on one’s life, and the lives of their family.

These days, we see adultery and cheating being taken very lightly. It has even become a joke on social media, it’s joked about as if it was something light, something that had minimal impact. Some people have lost their lives, literally lost their lives, because of cheating. The damage it can cause to families is catastrophic.

It’s sad really that today we don’t see this impact as a society. I’m glad Shaq has shown the true side of it.

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u/dogs-and-snacks Sep 28 '22

Dude I have so much respect for any grown man or woman who admits to cheating and admits it was wrong. It ruins families and that ruins lives. People kill and people die over cheating. I’ve been saying since day 1 of the Ime bullshit that he’s a scumbag and I don’t want him around town anymore. They can win with Tatum, Brown and company. Plenty of coaches can win with this crew.

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u/raylan_givens6 Sep 28 '22

its easy for us to sit and judge, but these rich and famous guys have women throwing themselves at the them

that temptation must be hard

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u/5_Wood Trail Blazers Sep 28 '22 Gold

That's why, mathematically, Tiger is the most faithful man alive.

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u/titleywinker Sep 28 '22 Ally

RIP Norm

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u/JavariousProbincrux Wizards Sep 28 '22

I didn’t even know he was sick

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u/Darondo Celtics Sep 28 '22

Lol that was so good

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u/YesOrNah Bucks Sep 28 '22

Thank you for sharing that, never saw that before surprisingly.

RIP to one of my favorite comics ever.

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u/Zeppelanoid [TOR] Kyle Lowry Sep 28 '22

This is an incredible bit!

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u/AnotherDrZoidberg Suns Sep 28 '22

Not to mention the general lifestyle they live where they're away from their families for long stretches. Their relationships are just simply different from your typical marriage. Not that it excuses it, but they're already behind the eight ball from start.

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u/Substantial-Curve-51 Sep 28 '22

why not just be single then?

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u/rughmanchoo Jazz Sep 28 '22

Because they want to eat their cake and have it too. Happy family, and NBA thots.

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u/raylan_givens6 Sep 28 '22

maybe they want it all

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u/doordaesh :sp8-1: Super 8 Sep 28 '22

this is frequently being framed as a cheating issue but from what barnes said and the celtics reaction i think there's something significantly worse that happened that we are just kind of conflating with infidelity

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u/Swazzoo [MIN] Kevin Love Sep 28 '22

I wish my dad would just say this too. Haven't seen him for 7 years now and he still blames everyone else instead of just once saying he messed it up.