Shaquille O'Neal has changed his mind -- and officially given the green light for a bunch of his kids to star in a brand new reality show ... TMZ Sports has learned.
It's been a work in progress for years. Our sources say Shaq was initially a little chilly on the idea -- but things have changed, and we're told the NBA legend has officially given his blessing for the VH1 show.
The show will feature Shaq's 4 kids with ex-wife Shaunie -- along with her child from a previous relationship and will primarily focus on the kids trying to forge their way into various careers. One of the kids wants to be a comedian. Another is interested in music.
And, of course, 17-year-old Shareef O'Neal is a top high school basketball player who's being recruited by some of the best colleges in the country. We're told the recruiting process will be featured on the show.
Plus, the baller stuff like Shaqir's insane celeb-packed 13th birthday will also be on the show.