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“Never slept with Shaquille O’Neal, have you seen his feet?” Laura Govan dismissed cheating allegations by Lakers legend’s wife Shaunie

Get to know all about the throwback to the rumors of Shaquille O’Neal and Laura Govan.

NBA legend, Shaquille O’Neil during his prime was an not only a dominant figure on the court but also on magazine fronts for his affairs and relationships. One such incident was with Laura Govan. Laura Govan and Gilbert Arenas were still married when Shaq was accused of cheating with Laura by his then wife Shaunie [O’Neil].

Shaquille O’Neal

Fans who, over the years, have followed Shaq are in no secret to the fact that Shaq was a player both on and off the court during his era. The former NBA player and Lakers’ star Center has fathered 6 children and has had a harlequin dating history.

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Throwback to when Laura dismissed cheating allegations


There were several speculations and rumors linking Shaq to affairs with other women whilst he was still a married to Shaunie and active player in the NBA. Since his retirement, those headlines have faded away and stopped hitting magazines. Main reason behind it is considered to be only because of Shaq’s inactivity off the court.

One of the more serious cheating allegations leveled at Shaq was by his then wife Shaunie. Shaunie had alleged that he had cheated on her with Laura Govan, who had participated in a show called ‘Basketball Wives’ in 2011. Shaunie was the executive producer of that show. Govan at that time was married to Wizards star Gilbert Arenas, but was in the process of separating from him.


Hell no! Have you seen his feet? How you gon’ sleep with somebody who has feet like that? Like, I’ve seen him in his sandals. I love Shaquille to death but I would never get down with Shaquille. And its funny because I feel like when I have seen him and been around him, we just have a good time. We’re like brother and sister. I just think that Shaunie had her own agenda and did things for the show. And it is what it is. But at this point, three years later, I don’t want to talk about him. Talk about somebody I actually like”: said Govan.

Shaquille O’Neal

Govan in an interview dismissed those allegations and gave her reasons too, in a hilarious manner. Shaq has been mocked at before for his feet before, memorably on his show ‘Inside the NBA’.  

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