Lucille O'Neal Celebrated author, philanthropist and mother of basketball great Shaquille O’Neal

Lucille O'Neal is a celebrated author and mother of four, including her son basketball great Shaquille O'Neal. After raising her children, Lucille returned to school, earning a business degree in 2003 and a Master’s degree in 2005. She founded the Mothers of Professional Basketball Players, which supports youth-serving organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida. She has helped Boys & Girls Clubs of America with initiatives addressing hunger, literacy and strengthening family.