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Joe Toney

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Name  Joe Toney
Role  Basketball Player
Joe Toney smiles while wearing a blue sleeve and a cap outdoor
Similar  Shaquille ONeal, Joe Fulks, George Senesky, Tony Jaros, Don Carlson
Born  1946 (age 76)

Nationality  American

Height  6.1 ft

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Joe Toney (born 1946) is an American former basketball player for Seton Hall University, in South Orange, New Jersey. Toney currently lives in Newark, New Jersey, United States.


Shaq and Joe Toney reunion. Shaq lets his dad wear his hall of fame ring.

Relationship with Shaquille O'Neal

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Toney is the biological father of professional basketball player Shaquille O'Neal.After Toney struggled with drug addiction and was imprisoned, Toney was out of Shaquille's life when Shaquille O'Neal was six months old. Toney played basketball against O'Neal's stepfather, Phillip Harrison, and subsequently agreed to give up parental rights to his son. Toney appeared on the Ricki Lake show in an attempt to re-establish relations with his son. O'Neal went on to record a song "Biological Didn't Bother," whilst stating that his father did not exist to him. Toney has now given up trying to re-establish a relationship with his son.

Personal life

He was an All-State Guard in high school. It was during high school that he began to use illicit drugs, which ultimately ended his career in basketball. Toney was sent to prison in Lexington, Kentucky on federal check fraud charges. He has three children, Joseph, Shaquille O'Neal, and Emanual. All three sons have met in passing. Toney currently works as a social worker.


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