Shareef O’Neal Says He Disagreed With Dad on NBA Draft Decision

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By Madison Williams Shaq apparently wanted his son to stay in school for his senior year instead of declaring for the draft. NBA prospect Shareef O’Neal apparently didn’t agree with his father, Lakers legend Shaquille, when he decided to declare for the draft and not stay in school to finish his senior year. In an interview with The Athletic’s Bill Oram this week, Shareef shared that he and his dad were “butting heads” over the decision. “I’m a grown man,” Shareef said. “I’m 22 years old I can make my own decision.” And, the forward did just that. Shaq’s NBA process was a bit different back wh…

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