Shaq's Son to Train With Kobe Bryant, Thinks He Could Beat Him One-On-One

Shaq's son has all the attributes to become a basketball superstar, including a healthy dose of self-confidence.

Shaquille O'Neal has a son, and as you might imagine, he is very tall and extremely good at basketball. Currently a forward for Windward School in Los Angeles, Shareef O'Neal already stands 6-foot-9 at just 16 years old. He's incredibly nimble for his size, just like his father was at LSU and in his early days with the Orlando Magic.

Shareef, who will graduate in 2018, has already received offers from Baylor, USC, LSU, UCLA and Kansas State. But once more schools get wind of who he'll be training with this summer, interest in the younger O'Neal will only ramp up.

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Shareef O'Neal

Shaquille O'Neal has a son, and as you might imagine, he is very tall and extremely good at basketball. Currently a forward for Windward School in Los Angeles, Shareef O'Neal already stands 6-foot-9 at just 16 years old. He's incredibly nimble for his size, just like his father was at LSU and in his early days with the Orlando Magic.

Shareef, who will graduate in 2018, has already received offers from Baylor, USC, LSU, UCLA and Kansas State. But once more schools get wind of who he'll be training with this summer, interest in the younger O'Neal will only ramp up.

O'Neal told TMZ that in the midst of his father's attempts to get his former teammate Kobe Bryant to join him on the set of TNT's Inside the NBA, he's also making moves to get the future Hall of Famer in the gym and training with his son this summer. The young O'Neal looks absolutely thrilled by that prospect, and who wouldn't be? Bryant is known for his obsessive work ethic, and training with one of the best when you're just a sophomore in high school is a fantasy most kids would never even imagine.

O'Neal wants to do more than train with Bryant though; he also wants to take him down in a game of one-on-one. Props to Shareef for the confidence, but something tells us there's about a .000001 percent chance of that happening. Bryant might not let him score a single point. Still, watch for Shareef's game to improve by leaps and bounds as he heads into his junior season fortified by the wisdom of the Mamba.


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