Shaquille O’Neal was never one to hide the pain of not having his biological father in his life, using everything from interviews to his rap lyrics to explain what his step father Phillip Harrison meant to him.
Yo, Yo I want to dedicated this song to Philip Arthur Harrison Word up
Cause he was the one who took me from a boy to a man So as far as I’m concerned, he is my father cause my biological didn’t bother
That was the opening line from O’Neal’s song “Biological Didn’t Bother" off his 1994 album, "Shaq-Fu Da Return."
O’Neal is in a different place these days, even reconciling with his biological father, Joseph Toney, as he entered the Basketball Hall of Fame.