After spending the summer with the Los Angeles Lakers, Shareef O’Neal was unable to get a contract with an NBA franchise. Instead, the future G League Ignite will be getting the services of the son of the Basketball Hall of Famer.
In a recent interview with USA Today, Shaquille O’Neal discussed his son’s rise through the NBA and said that he had warned his son about the road he was on. Given that the former Lakers center was a highly regarded prospect, he reportedly assured Shareef that his experience would not be similar.
He Also Disclosed The Guidance He Offers To His Kid
In addition to that, he continued by talking about the path that he guides his son or daughter along when they are an adult.
I tell him over and again that there is no way, shape, or form that he will adopt any of my traits or characteristics after him in any way.
“You must not give someone the power to persuade you that you are really me because you are not. Your father lost any semblance of sanity long ago. The level of stupidity that your father has is unfathomable.
The moment your dad stepped onto the court, he was an opponent to be feared at any and all times. That description does not fit you.
You may greatly increase your skill by putting in some work. Create a style that is uniquely your own via experimentation. The fact that you’ll have to carry that name with you for the rest of your life is a mixed gift and a mixed curse waiting to happen.
You, on the other hand, are the one who is accountable for discovering your own route. ” O’Neal shared his thoughts on the topic over the course of the conversation.
Father’s Words That Takes The Pressure Off
“Due to the fact that I was utterly mad, that may perhaps alleviate some of the tension. I had no other option than to carry it through. In all honesty, his success is not absolutely important in any way.
However, I did not have any other option than to comply. Because of this, I was able to overcome obstacles despite having a different driving force. One thing, and only one thing, fell on my shoulders, and that was the responsibility of buying a house for my mother.
Even if I had only been able to perform for the next two years, as long as that lady found a new place to call home, I would have been satisfied. It is essential for him to determine what drives him and then behave in accordance with that discovery.”
O’Neal finished his career with four NBA titles under his belt when he retired. Shareef divided his time between UCLA and LSU throughout his three years as a college football player.
He played for a total of three years. He participated in a total of 37 games and had an average of 2.6 points and 3 rebounds per game. Even his registration for courses at the institution was never completed.
In the four summer league games that the Lakers participated in, Shareef had an average of four points per contest. Shareef played collegiate football for three years, splitting his time between UCLA and LSU. In 37 games, he played, he had an average of 2.6 points and 3 rebounds. He never even registered for classes at the university.