Shaquille O’Neal threw down many thunderous dunks throughout his prolific NBA career. His 13-year-old daughter could be following in his footsteps.
Me’Arah O’Neal is shown in a video posted by her brother Shareef nearly completing a clean dunk, showing incredible basketball promise at the beginning of her teenage years.
“So my 13 year old sister is a cheat code … almost dunking,” Shareef wrote.
Me’Arah was reportedly 6 feet 3 last year at 12 years old. Continued growth could see her dunking with ease fairly soon.
Shareef is a baller himself, having begun his collegiate career at UCLA. He recently announced he’d be transferring to LSU, where dad Shaq played.
Me’Arah was born on the same exact day as Gianna Bryant, who along with her father, Kobe, died last month in a helicopter crash. Me’Arah has been posting tributes to the Bryants on Instagram.
“I just wanna impact the world as much as y’all did fam ✊🏽❤️!,” O’Neal wrote this week. “Imma make u proud. I promise wit my life ♾✊🏽❤️ #ripkobe #ripgigi may u rest in heaven, mamba family ❤️ Heaven MVP’s 😂✊🏽❤️ I love y’all ✊🏽beyonds words. ❤️ imma hold it down and finish the job, and help u out. ❤️♾🤞🏽.”