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Basketball Wives: LA boss woman Shaunie O’Neal is asking for prayers over her 18-year-old son, Shareef O’Neal, after the athletic teen was hospitalized to undergo heart surgery.

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“If only I could take his place today,” Shaunie wrote in an emotional social media post.


Earlier this year, Shareef was diagnosed with a heart disease. Shareef told TMZ, “during a routine checkup, we found a medical issue dealing with my heart. Thank god the UCLA medical staff found it early.”

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We’re praying for Shaunie and her family.

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