The Lakers have signed Shaq’s son Sharif O’Neill to play for the Los Angeles Summer League team, according to the report.

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The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly signed a summer league deal with Sharif O’Neill, son of team legend Shakeel O’Neill. Athletic Shams Charania. O’Neal worked with the Lakers before the draft, but as expected, he was not selected in either round and will now try to prove his worth in Las Vegas next month.

O’Neal was a high school student, but his career never landed at the college level. He needed heart surgery while playing at UCLA, and after a three-year split between LSU and UCLA, O’Neal averaged just 2.6 points per game in his college career. He played only 129 minutes for LSU last season, and as such, his father insisted he stay at school.

“We’re going to have all sorts of collisions about this process,” said little O’Neal Said “He wanted me to stay in school. I wanted to improve myself through it. He knows I’m working with teams. But I won’t lie, we told him. Didn’t talk about. He didn’t do any pre-draft exercises; he straightened up. [Orlando Magic]So that’s a different grind. “

O’Neal has a hard way ahead if he wants to make it to the NBA. He does not have the great physical gifts of his father. He has to impress a team on the margins and prove that he can be a solid role player if he wants to play professional basketball. Fortunately, his father’s old team is giving him a chance to do so.