If you hear the names O'Neal and Artest, you might think of past NBA match-ups. But those names now also represent the future of basketball. This past weekend, sons of Hall of Fame center Shaquille O'Neal and former one-time All-Star Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest) played against each other in the Ron Massey Classic at Lynwood High School in Southern California.
Shaq's son Shareef is a 6-foot-9 forward playing for Crossroads School in Santa Monica. According to 247Sports, he is a five-star recruit and ranked 10th at his position for the class of 2018. Ron Artest III is not as highly recruited, because he just started playing basketball a couple of years ago, but the 6-foot-7 forward for Beverly Hills High School in Pacific Palisades has some serious game.
O'Neal's game differs from his dad's because he can stretch the floor and make deep shots. But Artest's game is very similar to his dad's, driven by a non-stop defensive motor. Led by O'Neal's 18 points, Crossroads won the game. Artest III finished with 14 points.
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