Passion Runs in the Family as Following in Father Shaquille O’Neal and Elder Brother Myles’ Footsteps, 23 YO Shareef Flaunts Hidden Talent

Published 09/06/2023, 5:50 AM EDT

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Shaquille O’Neal is widely regarded as one of the most dominant players in the history of the NBA. In addition to basketball, the Big Diesel has many other talents, including incredible musical ability and a love for rap. He has also passed on his love of music to his children. For instance, his son Myles O’Neal is a great DJ.

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With the latest story on younger brother Shareef’s Instagram, we could assume music is becoming the O’Neal family’s new heirloom after hooping. The 23 YO NCAA and G-League star from Shaq’s family is exhibiting his new talent in music, following in the footsteps of his father and elder brother.

Shareef O’Neal’s hidden talent

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Shareef is a proud alumnus of LSU, just like his father. After a successful season at LSU, O’Neal Junior had to undergo a scary heart surgery. However, strong as ever, Shareef bounced back to prove himself but this time in music.

Back then, Shaquille O’Neal posted a video on Instagram where he raps to Three 6 Mafia’s That’s Right with rapper Akon. In the video, along with Shaq rapping a verse or two himself was his son Shareef O’Neal. The two went in hard on the beat and seemed to enjoy spitting bars together.

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Whereas his brother Myles has just retired from touring the whole country promoting his new song, following in the footsteps of the music icons from his family, Shareef flaunted a new composition made by himself on his Instagram story.

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Listening to the music, we could all hope the 3 O’Neals would come together for a show and that would be a sensation!

Incidentally, heart problems have caused many basketball players to end their careers prematurely, and some NBA players have even lost their lives due to the issue. Shareef O’Neal, the son of Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal and a former player for the LSU Tigers, has been battling heart problems for years.

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Shareef O’Neal: The warrior of the heart(s)

Though he underwent surgery two and a half years ago, he struggled to perform at his best for the Tigers and had limited opportunities, playing just 10 games off the bench. However, O’Neal says his health is steadily improving.

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What do you think about Shareef O’Neal’s musical talent? Given the account of his health, would the son of Big Diesel choose music over basketball like his brother Myles, or will it just remain a hobby? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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Nima Murugan

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Nima Murugan is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. With a Master's in English Literature, she provides detailed analysis of the games. Nima developed an interest in the NBA after witnessing the greatness of LeBron James and she continues to support the Los Angeles Lakers with passion.
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