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Shareef O'Neal sends awesome tweet ahead of heart surgery

Larry Brown Sports logo Larry Brown Sports 11/29/2018 Larry Brown Sports
a man sitting in a car: Shareef O'Neal of the UCLA Bruins sits court side during warmups before the Fort Wayne Mastodons game at Pauley Pavilion on November 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. © Cassy Athena/Getty Images Shareef O'Neal of the UCLA Bruins sits court side during warmups before the Fort Wayne Mastodons game at Pauley Pavilion on November 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

Shareef O'Neal was part of UCLA's highly anticipated recruiting class for this season, but his ability to contribute on the court was put on hold after doctors discovered he had a heart problem.

Shareef, the son of NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal, underwent a routine medical examination in the fall and doctors discovered his heart had an electrical issue that surgery should correct.

O'Neal is set to undergo the surgery next month. He has been supporting his Bruins teammates all along and sent this great tweet on Wednesday:

The prospect of facing heart surgery seems downright terrifying. O'Neal is approaching it with optimism and the belief that he will be even better afterwards.

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