Shareef O’Neal, the 6’8 son of surefire Hall of Famer and 4-time NBA Champion Shaquille O’Neal, has apparently inherited not only the basketball gene from his dear old dad, but also the boisterous personality that endeared Shaq Diesel to so many fans.
The 16-year-old O’Neal, who received an offer to further his hoops career at USC, has recently come out and admitted that he beat Shaq in a 1-on-1 game but that he wasn’t done there…the younger O’Neal wants to take on the NBA’s current biggest name, LeBron James.
While that matchup may take place in the NBA a few years down the road, Shareef’s desire to compete with the best can only help in his preparation for his basketball future.
Shareef still has some growing to do, but his impressive basketball highlights that have been floating around the internet display a high level of skill in all aspects of the game. While there is no telling where Shareef’s development goes from here, one thing is for sure: once you’ve beat NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal and openly challenged LeBron James, you’re going to have some rather large shoes to fill.
For those who believe in genetics, that would be some giant size 22 shoes.