Shareef, who is 22-years old, is the son of Lakers icon Shaquille O’Neal who played in the NBA from 1992 to 2010. Scotty, Jr., who is 21-years-old, is the son of six-time NBA champion Scottie Pippen who played in the NBA from 1987 to 1999.
Shareef is a 6-foot-10 power forward who previously played at LSU. He struggled during his last season due to his health and some injuries. Shareef even revealed his father wanted him to just stay in school because of his condition. Still, he pushed through and will start playing for the Lakers in next month’s Summer League.
Meanwhile, Scotty had played for Vanderbilt’s Commodores for the past 3 years. He was initially undrafted in both rounds of the NBA Draft but eventually received a call from the Lakers.
The two players expressed their excitement on Twitter after signing the deal.
“Thank you for this opportunity,” Shareef said, along with a throwback video of his young self wearing a Lakers jersey.
“Dream come true. Let’s get to work #lakeshow,” Scotty wrote.