Isn’t it fun having not one, but two superstars on OUR team for once? Our newly acquired Center and original NBA Superman Shaquille O’Neal is set to star in his own network reality TV show titled “Shaq vs.” According to a report in the USA Today (via AZcentral.com), the ABC series will pit top athletes in their own sport against our very own gentle giant.
Filming begins Wednesday in Pittsburgh, where Shaq takes on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in football. Future hour-long episodes will pit him against Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, retired boxer Oscar De La Hoya, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols, tennis pro Serena Williams and beach volleyball Olympians Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh.
OK, so the premise doesn’t sound great, but if Shaq is involved, you know you are in for at least a few laughs. Shaq’s drawing power is undeniable, and ABC is banking on it. This isn’t a show on Versus or FX – this is a network gig for the Big Witness Protection.
In other Shaq news, for more laughs, listen to our boy interviewed on the Dan Patrick show from July 9th where he talks about Lebron being dunked on, Twitter, and his impending free agency.