Shaq's Son To Play Summer League For Lakers

Like father, like son. Los Angeles Lakers legend Shaquille O'Neal is one proud papa today, as his son Shareef has signed on to suit up for the Lakers purple and gold in the NBA Summer League. 

The Hall of Famer's son wasn't selected in Thursday night's NBA Draft, after a foot injury limited the younger O'Neal to just 24 games over two seasons with the LSU Tigers (also Shaq's alma mater). Shareef averaged 2.9 points and 2.1 rebounds per game off the bench for LSU.

Whether it's for publicity, for a favor to one of their all-time legends, or, more likely, the fact that with bloodlines like that, there's some talent to be unlocked, the Lakers will see what the 22-year-old has this July in Vegas. 

Shareef O'Neal was a 4-star recruit out of high school in 2018, and began his college career at UCLA. However, a heart condition that required surgery forced him to miss his freshman season. 

He's healthy now, and hoping to follow in dad's footsteps in LA. He expressed his gratitude to the Lakers on social media.