Shaq’s son fires back at criticism from NBA champion: ‘You know who raised me’

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Shareef O’Neal, the son of Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, fired back at criticism hurled in direction of him from his father’s former teammate whereas they had been on the Los Angeles Lakers.

Robert Horry, who received three of his seven rings with the Lakers, stated in an episode of the “Big Shot Bob” podcast that he was undecided the youthful O’Neal had what it takes to make it within the NBA.

The youthful O’Neal fired back at Horry’s criticism in a tweet on Wednesday.

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Shareef O’Neal, #45 of the Los Angeles Lakers, stands on the court docket throughout a break in a recreation in opposition to the Phoenix Suns through the 2022 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 08, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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“I know this outta love and no disrespect!!! I acquired you BIG SHOT however you know who raised me, I do not give up. Always been taught to go get it and take it. Been heading in the proper step …like I stated I acquired you! You’ll see,” he wrote.

O’Neal was on the Lakers’ summer season squad however didn’t do sufficient to earn a spot on the roster. According to The Athletic, he signed a take care of G League Ignite.

Horry made waves when he stated he did not suppose O’Neal had that “canine” in him.

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Los Angeles Lakers forward Shareef O'Neal, #45, reacts during an NBA Summer League game against the Phoenix Suns at T&M in Las Vegas July 8, 2022.

Los Angeles Lakers ahead Shareef O’Neal, #45, reacts throughout an NBA Summer League recreation in opposition to the Phoenix Suns at T&M in Las Vegas July 8, 2022.
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“I picked up my cellphone, and I used to be on the point of name Shaq like ‘Yo man, you gotta inform your son…he cannot be enjoying off the rattling O’Neal title. He gotta go on the market and play.’ You gotta put forth some extra effort man,” Horry stated.

“You know Shareef’s such a pleasant child, that I do not know if he has that canine in him to go on the market and take what he desires.”

Shareef O’Neal performed three seasons in school between UCLA and LSU. He averaged 2.6 factors and three rebounds per recreation in 37 video games. He by no means made a begin in school.

Los Angeles Lakers' Rick Fox (L), Robert Horry (5) and Shaquille O'Neal celebrate against the New Jersey Nets during Game 2 of the NBA Finals June 7, 2002 in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Lakers’ Rick Fox (L), Robert Horry (5) and Shaquille O’Neal have a good time in opposition to the New Jersey Nets throughout Game 2 of the NBA Finals June 7, 2002 in Los Angeles.
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O’Neal averaged 4 factors per recreation in 4 summer season league video games for the Lakers.

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