In 1995, after the Rockets swept the Orlando Magic in the NBA finals, Taco Bell created a pay-per-event billed as the rematch between the game’s most dominant center (Shaq) and the game’s most skilled center (Hakeem). I had my money on Shaq but then a day before the Vegas event happened Hakeem pulled out. Sponsors tried to find a last minute replacement which included everybody from Alonzo Mourning to a tag team of Mugsy Bogues and Spud Webb (seriously) but it didn’t work out and the world didn’t get to see that Shaq beat Hakeem one-on-one. Yes beat, because Shaq was unstoppable one-on-one and I personally don’t believe any player in the league between 1992-2005 could have beat Shaq in a game of one-on-one.
But that was then, way back then, and today, even a 16 year old supposedly can beat Shaq one-on-one. Not just any 16 year old, but a certain 6’8 16 year old who happens to be the son of a NBA legend – Shaq! According to Shareef O’Neal, who was followed around an airport by TMZ, the 16 year old who went viral earlier in the month and received an offer from USC, has already beat his dad in a game of one-on-one and wouldn’t mind taking a shot at his Dad’s former teammate LeBron James!
In the same video, Shareef talks about getting schooled by players like Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady when he was around 9 years old.