Scotty Pippen Jr., Shareef O’Neal Scores First Objective as Lakers

The Lakers opened the NBA Summer League with a win over the Heat in a two-player debut against very they are familiar.

Rookie guard Scotty Pippen Jr and forward Shareef O’Neal hit the floor in purple and gold for the first time on Saturday in LA’s 100–66 win over Miami. The sons of the NBA Hall of Fame are Shaquille O’Neal and Scottie Pippen, O’Neal and Pippen Jr. signed a Summer League deal with the popular franchise after both were unselected in last week’s draft.

An All-SEC talent on the two-time first team at Vanderbilt, Pippen started in the backline alongside rookie Max Christie, the Lakers’ only 2022 draft pick (no 35). Pippen, person sign a two-way contract when he arrives, showing his two-way potential in a featured role; The 21-year-old impressed in the third quarter with a shot in which he scored into a hard drive before parrying a shot on the other end.

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