NBA — 21 September 2015
Shaq Wants Son to Play Like Anthony Davis

Shaquille O’Neal’s son Shareef is a 15-year old standout high school prodigy, following in his father’s footsteps. But where they differ is that Shareef (6’8″) does his damage on the perimeter, handling the ball while his dad was back-to-the-basket.

Shaq recognizes this and told his son to study Anthony Davis’ game, as he can see he developing similarly.

Instead of pushing him to pattern his game after him, O’Neal said he’s told his son to learn the game by watching power forward Anthony Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans’ transcendent star who finished fifth in the league’s MVP voting last season.

“I told him to watch Anthony because he’s probably going to be the same height and have the same type of build,” said O’Neal, who returned to Baton Rouge to host his annual annual LSU Life Skills Golf Classic at Carter Plantation on Friday in Springfield. “Not skinny, but long.

“He’s (Davis) probably the best at that position. He can run, rebound, dominate take over games. He’s going to do his thing this year.”


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