Shaq Pays For Funeral Of Boy Who Died In Louisiana Car Accident
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Shaquille O'Neal paid for the services for a Louisiana family who tragically lost a child in a car accident...

Phil Conrad -- a retired chief deputy officer from the Lafayette City Marshall's Office -- tells TMZ Sports ... the ex-NBA big man recently shelled out a few thousand bucks to help pay for the remaining cost of a child's funeral, this after his family came up just a little short.

Here's what happened ... a car with an adult driver and four minors ran a stop sign, then crashed into a ditch and ultimately into a tree a couple weeks ago out in nearby Beaux Bridge, LA. The crash claimed the lives of two of the kids in the back seat, 12-year-old Trayvon Alexander and 11-year-old Keshon Batiste. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

Conrad tells us Trayvon's family had insurance covering his burial in full, but young Keshon did not ... leaving his loved ones to start a Go-Fund-Me. They still need around $4,000 to reach their goal. We're told Shaq -- who went to college in Louisiana -- caught wind of the story and hit up Phil to get downloaded on the situation.

Once Shaq heard what was needed to help Keshon's relatives, Conrad says he instantly acted ... wiring him the leftover balance immediately, and Conrad then delivered the cash to the Kinchan Funeral Home. We're told the two boys were laid to rest Saturday.
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Good dude
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s250 months
great man. huge heart. glad he's a Tiger and an ambassador for LSU.
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Privateer 200750 months
Classy gesture by Shaq. Always been a top notch person.
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JackieTreehorn50 months
Shaq is one of my favorite people
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Tridentds50 months
A true role model for kids and young adults everywhere.
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TT950 months
Damn right, love Shaq. He does this all the time.
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LSUNV50 months
Shaq is and always will be the GOAT
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SkintBack50 months
I love this man.
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roguetiger1550 months
Shaq is the LSU Goat.
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