It hasn’t been the best journey to the NBA for Shaq’s son Shareef but he’s currently there.
He currently has a deal with the G-League Ignite after spending the Summer League with the Lakers and he’s gotten a lot of criticism for his decision to leave college for the NBA.
Most recently from one of his dad’s former teammates, Robert Horry.
I picked up my phone and I was getting ready to call Shaq like, ‘Yo, man, you gotta tell your son he can’t be playing off the damn O’Neal name.’ He gotta go out there and play. I was like, ‘You gotta put forth some effort, man.’ Shareef is such a nice kid that I don’t know if he has that dog in him to go out and take what he wants. Shaq had that dog in him. You gotta be able to do that.
Horry said that he didn’t know if Shareef had that dog in him go out there and take what he wants in the NBA and Shareef has now responded. The son of the former Laker star went to Twitter to say he knows it’s out of love and no disrespect and says we know who raised him, and he’s not going to quit. Also said, Horry will see.
This was a great way for Shareef to handle this because Horry wasn’t trying to be mean or anything, and it’s nice to see Shareef noticed it.
Shareef is a long shot to make an NBA roster and if we are being honest the only reason he is getting an opportunity is because of who his father is.
With that being said nothing wrong with a little nepotism, especially in the black community where it really happens, so hopefully, he takes advantage of the opportunity.
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