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Shaquille O'Neal provided some advice to draft prospects Mikal Bridges, Marvin Bagley III and Jaren Jackson Jr. O'Neal and the soon-to-be rookies hosted a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide them apparel from JCPenney. Here's Bridges on receiving advice from O'Neal: "There's a lot fo links in his belt," said Bridges, who said he learned a significant amount from O'Neal: "He's won championships with the Lakers - that's what I dream about.... It's great to hear from someone who has been throughthe process and been through it at the highest level." Bridges is scheduled to work out for Cleveland next week, his final workout before the NBA Draft.
Mikal Bridges joined Shaquille O'Neal and draft prospects Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney: "It means the world," Bridges said of speaking to the teens. "It shows it's bigger than us. I just tried to show the kids what we've been through, what can help you. They've never been through it, and to have someone who has been through an experience and can tell you about it, it can be helpful." Bridges has worked out for several teams, including the Knicks and Sixers. He's scheduled to work out for Cleveland next week.
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