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Lakers offseason news: Shaquille O'Neal's son is planning to train with Kobe Bryant

Ready to feel old? Shaq's son is now a top high school basketball player and will train with Kobe.

Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal won three titles and made four NBA Finals appearances together, but the two also had one of the most legendary inter-team feuds in NBA history. Shaq resented how headstrong his younger teammate was, and Bryant thought his eminently talented big man didn't work hard enough to get the most out of his talent.

The two have since buried the hatchet, and it sounds like the now retired Bryant is going to use some of his newfound free time in retirement to make sure the O'Neal's son, Shareef O'Neal, doesn't have the same problems he saw in his father back when they were teammates.

"They don't have a problem with each other,. They're cool, they text each other," said the younger O'Neal, a top high school basketball prospect in his own right, during an interview with TMZ. "I talk to Kobe sometimes, I might start training with him. During Toronto All-Star he was telling me that I need to train with him... probably this summer."

Bryant is one of the best NBA players of all-time, but he looked significantly hobbled on defense for most of his final season. Shaq's son sounds like he may be preparing to take out some of his father's old frustrations on his former teammate when he and Bryant get in the gym.

"When we play one-on-one I'm definitely going to try and win," said Shareef with a smile and shake of his head. "No, I'm not going [easy]."

O'Neal clearly meant the comments in good fun, but it's still funny to imagine a cocksure, young O'Neal annoying Bryant, who is now in Shaq's place as the older veteran in the relationship. Life always circles back and repeats itself, sometimes in ways that will make all of us feel really old.

Could we get an O'Neal vs. Bryant Feud: Part II? Probably not, but it is pretty cool that Kobe and Shaq have buried the hatchet to the point where Bryant is going to take O'Neal's son under his wing as he navigates his way towards college basketball and (maybe) the NBA.

All quotes transcribed via TMZ. You can follow this author on Twitter at @hmfaigen, and you can watch some of Shareef's highlights here.

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