LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Shaquille O'Neal, criticized for making a Disneyland commercial during an actors' strike against the ad industry, insists he's a team player.

``I've been through two work stoppages in my career, and I know how difficult they are to union members and their families,'' the basketball star said in a statement Monday.

The Los Angeles Lakers player filmed an instant ``I'm going to Disneyland!'' spot after his team won the NBA championship June 19. O'Neal's fee went to his charity for disadvantaged children, his agent said.

O'Neal came under fire from the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, which authorized the strike that began May 1.

``As a SAG and AFTRA member, I fully support the strike and hope that negotiations can resume in the very near future so both sides can get back to business as quickly as possible,'' O'Neal said.