Shaquille O’Neal is widely considered to be one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Shaq dominated the NBA during the nineties and found great success in doing so. His son, Shareef, is following in his father’s footsteps.

According to TMZ, the 22-year-old recently agreed to a lucrative deal with the G League. The contract will earn him six figures. Shareef will be playing for Nevada-based developmental league Ignite.

Shareef took to Twitter to express how pumped he was about the opportunity, writing, “VEGAS LETS DO IT !! Thank you, ignite !” Specifics of the deal have yet to be disclosed.

The young hooper is getting another shot at improving his game after teaming up with the Los Angeles Lakers’ Summer League team this season. Shareef averaged 4.5 points per game when he got playing time.

We’ll have to see what the future holds for Shaq’s son, but basketball certainly runs in his family. Keep checking back with Thirsty for updates!

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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