Shaquille O’Neal, blew off his appearance at the U.S. Conference of Mayors at the Omni Dallas Hotel, where he was due to speak this morning about serving at-risk youth.

Still no word on what exactly happened, but we do know the big man never made it.


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The television analyst and four-time NBA champion player’s seat was marked and the room was packed in anticipation of his arrival. With about 20 minutes left in the session, I heard from conference officials, who told me they were hearing he was “running late.” The full description of what Shaq was supposed to speak about is: Serving At-Risk Youth: The Benefits of Mentoring and Quality After-School, Summer Learning and Youth Community Programs. source

We’ll let you know when and if we hear from O’Neal on why he let the kids down, again.