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Shaquille O'Neal's Son Shareef Received a Compliment from His Mom Shaunie after Showing off His Dunking Skills

Olawale Ogunjimi
Aug 10, 2020
11:00 A.M.
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Star mom Shaunie O'Neal did not hold back on the rush of pride as she cheered her son, Shareef O'Neal, after sharing a series of photos where he flaunted his athletic prowess to the delight of his admirers. 


It is no doubt that Shaunie O'Neal is a doting mom who would go out of her way to be there for her children whenever the need arises. It is also worthy of note that Shaunie, a reality star, knows how to be the ideal cheerleader. 

Shaunie O'Neal attends the opening event for Shaquille's Restaurant in Los Angeles March 12, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images


O'Neal confirmed this in a recent Instagram update after her second son, Shareef, posted some awe-inspiring photos of himself in the basketball court.  


The three-photo post that Shareef, 20, shared on his page, showed him shirtless in a basketball court. Through the snapshots, Shareef was photographed mid-air as he skillfully made for the net with a basketball in his hand. The young adult alluded to the Migos trio in his caption:

"They thought I was a Migo, the way I takeoff."


Many fans felt the impact of Shareef's skillful show-off as they trooped to the comments with their lovely thoughts. A fan gushed with several fire emojis while praising Shareef for a job well done.

His star mom, Shaunie, first shared a red heart emoji, before praising her son for his "Great pics."



Earlier in the year, the 20-year-old basketball player announced his decision to leave the UCLA team. The team's coach, Mike Cronin, confirmed this in a statement where he shared that Shareef came to his decision after a meeting with him. 

Shaquille O'Neal garnered several achievements, one of which made him the Associated Press' men's college basketball player of the year in 1991.

Shaunie O'Neal comments on her son Shareef's Instagram post | Source:


In an extensive statement on Twitter, Shareef O'Neal gave fans an update on his transfer. He wrote: "My parents have always taught me that transparency is the best form of communication. It is with this spirit that I announced today my departure from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)."



The 2018-2019 season was quite bleak for Shareef O'Neal, who underwent an open-heart surgery due to a heart condition. Now that his health has been restored, O'Neal is ready to continue exploring his athletic expertise.   

Following his transfer from UCLA, Shareef gave an interview where he made it known that he opted for his dad's alma mater to play for the LSU Tigers. 

During his day, Shaquille O'Neal garnered several achievements, one of which made him the Associated Press' men's college basketball player of the year in 1991.

Referring to his decision as "real big footsteps," O'Neal shared that he was ready to explore Louisiana, having lived in California all his life.