- Shaquille O’Neal has kept a close eye on his son’s rise to the NBA.
- Shareef O’Neal was not selected in the 2022 NBA Draft, thus he is making his way through the G League.
- Shareef’s abilities are not diminished by Shaq’s suggestions.
Shaquille O’Neal has kept a close eye on his son’s rise to the NBA. Shareef O’Neal was not selected in the 2022 NBA Draft, thus he is making his way through the G League. It’ll be interesting to see if Shareef makes it. Shaq has given him some sound advice throughout this trip.
Not the same thing
Shaq’s counsel is something we’ve heard from wise men before: don’t attempt to be someone else.
Just get out there and be yourself.
Trying to become one of the most dominant players in NBA history is a hopeless endeavor.
Shareef’s abilities are not diminished by Shaq’s suggestions. It’s simply the cold, hard reality.
“I tell him all the time, ‘You’ll never be me.’
Don’t allow anyone to tell you that you’re me; you’re not. Your father is insane.
Your father is a moron. On the court, your father was a monster.
You’re not like that at all. Improve your game. Create your own unique style.
You’ll have to live with that moniker, which is both lucky and unfortunate.
But make your own path,'” Shaq told USA Today.
O’Neal appears to have accepted his son’s determination to make it to the NBA.
Shareef recently said that Shaq advised him to focus on his education rather than strive to make it to the NBA.
Shaq, more than anyone else, understands what it takes to make it to the NBA.
Unfortunately, he believes his son lacks the necessary skills to play in the NBA.
I had no choice
It’s awful to hear your own parent snuff off your dreams.
But keep in mind that Shaq comes from a different background.
While his path to the NBA appeared to be a breeze,
Big Diesel said that he had to work as hard as he could to get there.
Plan A was to get into the NBA. There was no backup plan.
“Hopefully, that relieves some of the strain because I was insane.”
I had no choice but to make it. He doesn’t have to make it.
But I had no choice. Because my motivation was different, I ran through walls.
I only had one goal: to buy a house for my mother.
Even if I just played for two years, I was content as long as that lady received a new house.
“He needs to rediscover his motivation and pursue it,” O’Neal added.
Shareef has joined the NBA G League Ignite.
The Ignite squad, unlike your usual G League team, competes in exhibition games outside of the G League’s traditional schedule.
The team is made up of top prospects and has produced NBA players such as Jalen Green, Jonathan Kuminga, and Jaden Hardy.
Shareef has the opportunity to be on this exclusive list and realize his dream of becoming an NBA player.