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    Jermaine O'Neal to be with daughter

    Jermaine O'Neal has told his Phoenix Suns teammates that he will miss the next three games to be with his daughter who is having open-heart surgery Wednesday, azcentral.com reported on Tuesday.

    Asjia O'Neal, 13, will undergo a procedure to repair a leaky heart valve in Boston, according to the website. Jermaine O'Neal's three-game absence could become more depending on his daughter's condition.

    Jermaine O'Neal is averaging 7.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in his 17th season in the league and first with the Suns.

    O'Neal is not sure if he will return for another season, with the website reporting that his son Jermaine Jr. actually has the final call on his father's career. O'Neal almost walked away this year after an aunt died in November.

    "It was close," O'Neal said, according to azcentral.com. "I wasn't playing this year for money. I just wanted to come in, enjoy basketball and try to help these young guys. I felt selfish, like, 'What am I doing? I have the money I have, the businesses I have, the family. Why am I still running around trying to play basketball?' "

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    Wow. Praying for you JO.

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    I've been following this, my heart breaks for JO and his family.

    Been praying for healthy recovery for his daughter, who seems to be a very charming young girl, active in sports like her Dad.

    Bless you, JO and family!
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    I reallly feel for JO and his family. I have a daughter battling for her health too right now down at Riley Hospital for Children. My little girl has been there for a week and is expected to be there another 2-3 weeks fighting cystic fibrosis. This is her second hospitalization within a year. I know what it is like to be away from your sick child as I have not been able to get down there to see her due to work and my other daughter that is going through school and other things. I wish JO the best and hope his girl has a complete recovery.

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    You never like to see these type of incidents, and this one is no different. Prayers to JO and family.
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    Hoping for the best.

    By the way, how do you pronounce her name? Is it Asia like the continent, AHJ-ee-ah, ahj-EE-ah, something else?

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    I can hardly imagine the anxiety I would be going through if this happened to my child. I hope everything turns out well for JO and his daughter and the surgeons performing the operation.
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    Where is Peck to talk about Jermaine's selfishness for sitting out these 3 games?

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    Where is Peck to talk about Jermaine's selfishness for sitting out these 3 games?
    Definitely not the place to do this.

    My heart and prayers to his family. :-\

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