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Want to feel old? Scotty Pippen Jr.'s steal leads to Shareef O'Neal breakaway dunk in Summer League
Even in your late 20s, you're constantly met with signs that you're "getting older." Maybe your back hurts when you get out of bed, maybe seasons 1 and 2 of "The O.C." don't quite hold up like you thought they would, or maybe you're beginning to enjoy things you couldn't be bothered with as a teenager, like the History channel or black coffee.
Nothing makes you feel quite as old, though, as when the son of a legendary athlete you grew up watching is now playing in the league his father once dominated, at least for sports fans. In this case, we have a special 2-for-1 deal, with the sons of Shaquille O'Neal and Scottie Pippen playing on the same team in NBA Summer League.
Shaq and Scottie never played on the same team, but their sons, Shareef and Scotty Jr., are currently playing together in NBA Summer League for the Los Angeles Lakers. Both went undrafted late last month, Shareef out of LSU and Scotty Jr. out of Vanderbilt. Pippen Jr., 21, signed a two-way contract with the G League South Bay Lakers, while O'Neal, 22, was just signed to a summer league deal.
On Sunday, Pippen Jr. tipped a pass that led to a Lakers steal and ended with an O'Neal dunk at the other end. Feel old yet?
These two might never play in a real NBA game together and this will still be one of the best "good lord, I'm old" moments ever, at least until Bronny Jr. is throwing an alley oop to Zaire Wade. Or until Charlie Woods slips into a green jacket.
O'Neal only got 15 minutes of playing time against Charlotte on Sunday, half of Pippen Jr.'s minutes. Pippen Jr. made good use of those, scoring 10 points and dishing seven assists, including these two beauties:
There's a decent chance neither of them makes the roster, but if one is going to, our money is on Pippen Jr.