Shaquille O’Neal Told His Son To Study Anthony Davis

Shaq created some buzz earlier this summer when when spoke about how today’s big men like Anthony Davis would be “barbecue chicken” for him.

Shaq insists that’s no disrespect to AD—it’s just a matter of one player overpowering another.

But his 15-year-old son, Shareef, plays much different than his father. A 6-8 sophomore with a smaller frame and a nice inside-outside game, Shareef had scouts raving about his versatility this summer:

Shaq recently told the Times Picayune that he’s advising Shareef to study AD’s game:

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.”

The younger O’Neal is also watching the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant.