Shaquille O'Neal and his 3 grown-up sons stun in elegant suits in picture together
NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal recently took to Instagram to share a lovely photo with his three handsome grown-up sons. Shareef, his eldest, is already making a name for himself in the basketball industry.
Shaquille O’Neal and his ex-wife, “Basketball Wives” star and producer Shaunie O’Neal, are the proud parents of five beautiful, talented kids.
Their blended family includes daughters Amirah and Me’Arah, and sons Shaqir, Shareef, and Myles who was adopted by Shaquille and is Shaunie’s kid from a previous relationship.
In a recent post shared by the NBA star on Instagram, Shaquille looks like a proud father posing with his three sons on the red carpet of the NBA Awards Show, held on June 25 at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.
The family looked stunning donning suits according to their tastes. The patriarch of the family went for a classic gray suit with a black t-shirt and multi-colored tie.
Myles, known as the fashionista of the bunch, went for gray pants, a navy-blue blazer, and a black turtleneck underneath with several silver necklaces to accessorize the outfit.
Shareef opted for a classic dark blue suit with a white t-shirt, sunglasses, and no tie. Shaqir, the youngest, went for a bright red suit, white t-shirt and a stylish red bowtie. He was also the only one not smiling in the picture.
While Shareef and Shaqir seem to be interested in following their dad’s footsteps into the basketball world, Myles prefers a different spotlight.
The young man has been modeling for some of the largest fashion brands worldwide, and he’s already leaving his mark on the fashion industry.
Shareef, on the other hand, is one of the most promising players that have come out of the second generations of NBA stars. He recently graduated high school and will be going to UCLA next school year to play with their team.
But despite his height and abilities on the basketball court, he claims he wasn’t always fond of the sport.
Speaking to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Shareef revealed that:
“When I was younger, I wasn’t so good. I didn’t really want to play the sport at all. I used to skateboard and do all kinds of stuff kids do. And then I played one day at a big AAU game in middle school, and people were like, ‘Oh, that’s Shaq’s son. He’s a bust”
That was when he decided he needed to prove everybody wrong.
Shaquille, always the supportive father, revealed to Slam in an interview over the All-Stars weekend, that he didn’t want his kids to go down the same road as him.
“I told my kids all the time, “We don’t need another NBA player. I need a hedge fund manager; I need an engineer, I need a couple of lawyers and somebody to take over all of these businesses I’m building for the family.”
However, he’s proud of Shareef’s achievements and is rooting for the young man from the sidelines, just like he supports all of his kids and their big dreams.
“As a proud dad, I’m proud to say I never had to call an AAU or college coach and say, “Look at my son.” He’s done it all on his own. Now that he’s done it all on his own, he’s going to have to learn how to go through the trials and tribulations of what it takes to be great.”