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RustShack
07-21-2009, 12:35 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4341098

Maybe Shaquille O'Neal's new nickname should be the Big Experimenter.

In a new ABC reality television series that begins filming this week, Shaq will take on other top athletes in their own sports.

O'Neal
O'Neal

"Shaq Vs.," which is set to premiere Aug. 18 at 9 p.m. ET, begins filming Wednesday in Pittsburgh, where Shaq will take on Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in football.

Future episodes of the hour-long show will feature Shaq against Olympic swimming sensation Michael Phelps, boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya, St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols, tennis star Serena Williams and beach volleyball Olympians Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh.

Shaq told USA Today that he came up with the idea as a way to train for the NBA season. Shaq figured Americans "would really want to see an athlete play another sport," according to the newspaper. The Cleveland Cavaliers, Shaq's new team, have cleared the 37-year-old O'Neal to take part in the show.

He is scheduled to report for the Cavs' opening of training camp on Sept. 15.

According to USA Today, the episodes will feature preliminary challenges, news conferences, quality time with needy kids and negotiations of a handicap between Shaq and his competitors. Each episode will climax with a main event.

There's no cash prize for the winner. "Bragging rights are always better than any monetary prize," O'Neal told USA Today.

Shaq will train with a coach for one week leading up to each challenge.

"These athletes may be on top of their game, but I am up for the challenge," O'Neal said. "I plan to train hard and win, so look out."

Kyle DeLexus
07-21-2009, 12:46 AM
I guess when they made BASEketball they weren't far from the truth

CrazyPhuD
07-21-2009, 02:09 AM
I'd pay to see him box serena williams.

Valiant
07-21-2009, 02:55 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4341098

Maybe Shaquille O'Neal's new nickname should be the Big Experimenter.

In a new ABC reality television series that begins filming this week, Shaq will take on other top athletes in their own sports.

O'Neal
O'Neal

"Shaq Vs.," which is set to premiere Aug. 18 at 9 p.m. ET, begins filming Wednesday in Pittsburgh, where Shaq will take on Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in football.

Future episodes of the hour-long show will feature Shaq against Olympic swimming sensation Michael Phelps, boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya, St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols, tennis star Serena Williams and beach volleyball Olympians Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh.

Shaq told USA Today that he came up with the idea as a way to train for the NBA season. Shaq figured Americans "would really want to see an athlete play another sport," according to the newspaper. The Cleveland Cavaliers, Shaq's new team, have cleared the 37-year-old O'Neal to take part in the show.

He is scheduled to report for the Cavs' opening of training camp on Sept. 15.

According to USA Today, the episodes will feature preliminary challenges, news conferences, quality time with needy kids and negotiations of a handicap between Shaq and his competitors. Each episode will climax with a main event.

There's no cash prize for the winner. "Bragging rights are always better than any monetary prize," O'Neal told USA Today.

Shaq will train with a coach for one week leading up to each challenge.

"These athletes may be on top of their game, but I am up for the challenge," O'Neal said. "I plan to train hard and win, so look out."

He should fail miserably in most of those if not all..

LaChapelle
07-21-2009, 04:58 AM
Old NBA players need to just fade away, they ain't going to even touch Charles Barkley's post BB escapades.

ChiefJustice
07-21-2009, 04:59 AM
Shaq is the guest manager of WWE Raw next week.

It should be epic in Fail.....just like this show sounds like.

Crashride
07-21-2009, 07:00 AM
I dont know what you guys are all talking about, I agree with him. Im actually excited to see the outcome of this lol. Especially the boxing match. I would REALLY love to see him do some mma, supposedly hes been training in that for quite sometime.

Fish
07-21-2009, 10:46 AM
http://www.rivalfish.com/rivalroom/uploaded_images/KAZAAM-783477.JPG

Reerun_KC
07-21-2009, 10:49 AM
I'd pay to see him box serena williams.

She would just turn around and hoof him in the mouth... Very unfair fight. Shaq vs a Horse err I mean Serena Williams...

kysirsoze
07-21-2009, 11:09 AM
"Bragging rights are always better than any monetary prize," O'Neal told USA Today.


Spoken like a true rich guy.

88TG88
07-21-2009, 11:10 AM
lame

Phobia
07-21-2009, 11:46 AM
"Bragging rights are always better than any monetary prize," O'Neal told USA Today.


Spoken like a true rich guy.

I guess he'll be happy to donate future paychecks to me. Then he could brag that he helped a poor guy.

Skip Towne
07-21-2009, 11:51 AM
Why no Tiger Woods in golf?

Ari Chi3fs
07-21-2009, 01:40 PM
I think its a good idea to help him get in shape for the season... smart move.

Valiant
07-21-2009, 01:43 PM
Why no Tiger Woods in golf?

I think he is trying to do sports that require athletic ability and not hobbies/skills that athletes play sometimes like bowling..

Direckshun
07-21-2009, 01:49 PM
I much rather would have seen O'Neal line up against any offensive or defensive lineman.

Let's watch Jared Allen try to get past a 7'1", 300 lb behemoth.

Skip Towne
07-21-2009, 01:55 PM
I think he is trying to do sports that require athletic ability and not hobbies/skills that athletes play sometimes like bowling..

That and he'd no doubt get the shit kicked out of him.