Shaunie O’Neal is thoroughly impressed by her teenage son’s basketball skills and so are the fans who caught a clip of his work on the court.
The “Basketball Wives” star on Thursday posted a clip of 15-year-old Shaqir O’Neal skinking a basket at a recent game during the Las Vegas Fab 48 tournament as at Las Vegas High School on July 26.
“That’s my baby boy! @shaqironeall #fab48 #vegas #15,” O’Neal captioned the post. And the BBW executive producer was just as giddy in the video, as she audibly shouts, “Woo! That’s my boy!” after he slipped the ball through the hoop.
The clip had fans cheering for the Crossroads High School shooting guard and even likening him to his three-time NBA Finals MVP-having dad, Shaquille O’Neal.
“He all net like his dad.”
“Another NBA star in the making.”
“I can’t wait to see this amazing little man dunk on his dad!!! He’s got crazy skills. The Celtics need him now!!!”
Shaqir, who is already 6’2 and could grow even more, isn’t the only of the O’Neal boys who has inherited his dad’s skills on the court. His older brother, Shareef O’Neal, graduated from high school in Santa Monica, Calif., — the same one his younger brother still attends — and is heading to play at UCLA.
Still, that doesn’t mean there’s pressure from his retired Los Angeles Laker pops to keep playing ball.
“I’m not pressured to play basketball. If I wanted to put down the ball today, hang up all my shoes, he wouldn’t be mad at all,” Shareef told Slam Online. “And if he’d ask me what else I’d want to do, I’d tell him and he’d be OK with it.
“He understands that I’m not Shaquille O’Neal. My name’s Shareef O’Neal,” he added. “And I’m building a whole new name for myself. So whatever I want to do, he’s up for it.”