Shareef O’Neal Gets 2nd Kobe Tattoo2 min read
Shareef O’Neal is an American college basketball player for the LSU Tigers of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The son of Hall of Fame player Shaquille O’Neal, he attended Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California.
As a senior forward, Shareef O’Neal was ranked among the top high school basketball players of his class. He was a redshirt during his first season in college with the UCLA Bruins, when he underwent heart surgery. He played as a reserve for the Bruins in 2019–20 before transferring mid-season to LSU.
Shareef O’Neal just revealed his second Kobe Bryant tribute tattoo showing off the ankle ink in a social media post last Sunday. Shareef O’Neal had already gotten a calf tattoo to honor the NBA legend, but O’Neal clearly felt that wasn’t enough and underwent the needle for more Mamba art recently. And, the new tattoo came out great, it’s a depiction of a famous image of Kobe celebrating and it looks real as hell!!
Shareef O’Neal was devastated over the passing of Bryant, sharing that he actually received text messages from Kobe just hours before the tragic helicopter crash. In an emotional post days after Bryant’s passing, Shareef reflected on everything his father’s former star teammate meant to him.
“You always wanted me to be the best I could be”, Shareef O’Neal wrote. “you always made sure I was happy, you put me before you put yourself and when we had our moments you made me feel like I was great.” “I love you, I thank you, I miss you.” Shareef O’Neal’s previous Kobe tattoo featured Kobe’s brand logo, a silhouette of Bryant mid-jump shot, the #8 and #24, Gianna’s “Mamba” jersey and the words, “Mamba Mentality.”