Naturally, Ball boasted that LaMelo (a five-star Class of 2019 point guard) would handle Shareef (a four-star Class of 2018 power forward). The stakes? If LaVar beats Shaq, Shaq promises to super-glue a blond wig to his head.
If we're really lucky, LaVar wins and demands that a statue of himself replaces the one of Shaq outside of Staples Center.
The towering 7-foot-1 Diesel even warned a wake-up call to the loudmouthed Ball, saying he's made more free throws per game than he averaged points per game, calling him "Mr. 2.2 a game" in light of his college scoring average.
This isn't the first time O'Neal and Ball have crossed paths, either.
"Once he's ready for his one-and-done season at UCLA, it's safe to assume LaMelo will have grown into his 6'3" frame.