According to a recent source, Shaq’s kid has signed a contract after participating in the Summer League with the Lakers.
Shaquille O’Neal has not yet responded to the news of his son Shareef O’Neal’s alleged new contract, despite the fact that he apparently had some difficulties with his son teaming up with the Los Angeles Lakers for the Summer League. Shareef admitted last month that he and his NBA legend father “bumped heads” after he made the decision to go with the pre-draft exercise with the Lakers.
He is aware that I am working out with clubs, but we haven’t really discussed it. I’m sort of just going through it. He didn’t participate in any pre-draft workouts; instead, he joined the [Orlando Magic], so it’s a different grind, Shareef said in June. So, I’m sorry. We’re both adults, and we’ll go on. He didn’t want me to do this, and I know he probably doesn’t want me to say this.
Shareef later joined the Summer League and participated in six games with the Lakers; however, a recent source indicates that he is currently on his way to the G League Ignite. Shams Charania, a sports reporter, quickly posted the news on Twitter.
Shareef O’Neal, the son of Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, is signing a six-figure deal with the NBA G League Ignite, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium, after competing for the Lakers in Summer League, he wrote.
Shareef hasn’t responded to the report, but he recently shared a highlight video of his time playing in the Summer League. According to reports, the G League Ignite was founded in 2020 as a chance for athletes to not only hone their skills but also gain professional experience from industry-level coaches.