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Monday, July 20th, 2009 at 10:00 am  |  23 responses

Introducing Shaq’s New Reality TV Show

This is supposedly a “fun way” for the big fella to train for the upcoming season: “NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is getting ready to multitask. The four-time hoops champion, who joins the Cleveland Cavaliers next season, will star in Shaq Vs., an ABC reality series that pits him against top athletes in their own sports. 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.”

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  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I bet he does fine in football and boxing. The rest? Not so much.

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    Is he gonna where speedos to try and be competive with Phelps? Scary thought, excuse me while I bang my head against the wall.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Does he even float?

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    Epic. Shaqalicious wins at life.

  • http://adfji.com Jukai

    I can’t wait for Shaq to get injured on this show. And I hope he does it popping his shoulder out of his arm at tennis or something.

  • http://adfji.com Jukai

    Oh lord, or if the tip of a metal blade breaks and he gets impaled in the leg by an olympic fencer!

  • http://Slamonline.com Spaceship Jay

    Harsh and hilarious Jukai.

  • Yesse

    Man Shaq is living his life to the fullest.Why is everybody hating on a legend?He ranks 4th in slams top 50 and is the only player active in top 10.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Why Shaq his career is over. They should do a show about players who talk bigger than their game. Starring Shaq, Ocho Cinco, Zab Judah, David Beckman and Arod.

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty aka Free Lester Hudson

    @My Seed, Arod might be the best baseball player ever, and he almost never talks and Kobe Bryant hates you.

  • Josh D

    I’d love 2 c him plying tennis

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    The Seed… hmmm so a top 3 center of all-time, 4-time champ talks bigger than his game… really…

  • http://dillanleuyahoo.com Holy Baller

    @ The Seed: Who the hell is David Beckman? Never heard of him…..

  • http://dillanleuyahoo.com Holy Baller

    I bet you Shaq won’t be taking on that Usain Bolt dude…..

  • Felix

    There’s no way Shaq beats me at beer pong

  • http://www.broy7.com nate the great

    haha i want to see this!!!!

  • that dude

    Shaq has become such a sideshow, no grace at all.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    Saving Grace is another of the TNT shows you’re not watching that they still push on you throughout the NBA playoffs on that network. And Sideshow is his teammate. Certainly not as much of a train wreck as the TO actor beach thingy I never watched. Shaq gets handicaps, but that probably won’t help him vs Pujols. Would still like to see it. If he wears the red and white old man stripes swimsuit, like say a Conan O’Brien, during the beach volleyball that will also be worth a watch. & why hasn’t this ever happened before? Shaq’s built for crazy TV shows.

  • ab_40

    ey at least he stays in shape over the summer because you know he’s gonna want to win. him swimming is gonna be hilarious though or he has picked out sports he already knows how to do which I think he does. He is a freak of nature

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I wondered when the whole jockey/horse racing thing would re-appear…
    O_o

  • http://Slamonline.com Spaceship Jay

    Side Show Shaq.

  • http://slamonline Blaze

    oh god. Is this the one with Ben Stein? Bueller? Bueller?

  • Johnny Canuck

    Shaq stole the idea from Steve Nash. Steve called him on it and Shaq ended up paying Nash a fee.

    Nash’s version was way more hilarious too.

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