Ayesha Harrison-Jex, the sister of Basketball Hall of Fame center Shaquille O’Neal, has died soon after a struggle with most cancers. She was 40.
O’Neal, a studio analyst for TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” did not appear on Thursday’s broadcast. Hosts Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith ended up among the all those who provided their condolences.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver also sent his condolences to the previous Los Angeles Lakers fantastic and his relatives. He said, “it’s times like this when we are all together.”
In the course of the broadcast, Johnson discussed how a great deal O’Neal loved his relatives.
“I’m making an attempt to place into terms the way Shaquille has reacted to this, and he is having difficulties,” he explained. “And when he struggles, we struggle with him since he’s one particular of our brothers.”
Harrison-Jex was identified with most cancers three years ago.
She was a mom and graduated from Florida A&M College with a bachelor’s and masters’ diploma.
According to Vibe, she will be laid to rest in a armed forces ceremony and will be buried subsequent to O’Neal’s stepfather Sgt. Phillip Harrison.