Monday, August 24th, 2009 at 10:00 am  |  23 responses

O’Neal Says He Didn’t Steal ‘Shaq Vs’ Idea

The Diesel claims his show is a different animal from what Steve Nash had envisioned: “Don’t call him the Big Rip-off: Shaquille O’Neal says ex-teammate Steve Nash’s idea for a TV show was ‘slightly different’ from ‘Shaq VS.’ At an appearance Saturday to promote an upcoming episode in which he’ll swim against Olympic star Michael Phelps, O’Neal said: ‘Everyone in America has similar ideas. He had a similar idea’…O’Neal said Saturday that Nash’s idea was about training with other athletes, not competing against them. O’Neal also noted that Nash is an executive producer on his ABC show.”

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  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    The black Spielberg… or the Big Mencia?

  • neaorin

    Steve should get a show of him doing the robot for an hour every week.

  • Nick Adams

    Bit late for this story, isn’t it? Slam afraid of alienating Shaq, who seems to alienate people anytime he leaves a team …

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    yeah Shaq isn’t training with the athletes…just with their coaches…BIG DIFFERENCE…

  • dave

    Nash’s idea was himself competing against other athletes

    Shaqs idea was SHAQ competing against other athletes!! (theres a slight difference)

  • underdog

    At least Nash appeared last week on a real TV show.

  • riggs

    the difference is its called Shaq vs. not nash vs.

  • http://www.sonicbids.com doyouwantmore

    The Big $lut. What a jerk.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    If Shaq breaks his ankle playing football, soccer, water polo or whatever the hell else he’s doing can LeBron just go ahead and leave sign somewhere else now?

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    Check it, you know how I be
    Last week Stevie couldn’t do it without me
    You know how I be
    Last week Stevie couldn’t do it without me

    I call myself BIG cause I stole your idea
    I call myself BIG cause I go against pro players
    Excuse, pro players go against me
    So in the Cleve hood I feel like I’m BIG

    Cuz if Nashie was still here, he would be right there, on Shaq Vs. in a production trailer somewhere
    Chillin, sitting on about half a dollar, cuz I took your idea and didn’t even holla

    For real dog now that’s B-I-G, there aint nobody in the world do it bigger than me
    That’s like a white PG play more defense than me
    That’s like a Dwight taking bigger sh!ts than me
    That’s like a rock star having more women than me
    That’s like your agent having more exposure than me
    That’s like you saying to yourself you better than me
    That’s like Mamba saying to himself he better than me

    Now stop, think about that, it ain’t about that, its about B-I-G AKA big Shaq
    Now that’s the difference between my fist and your face,

    Stevie, wigga, tell me how my show taste

  • http://slamonline.com/ Spaceship Jay

    Anyhting to stay relevant.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    The big bullsh@#er

  • Kadavour

    hmm, i might collapse and die after i say this, but i’m kind of impressed Anton.

  • AlbertBarr

    No one would watch if it were Nashie. RATINGS people. They are important.

  • RedRum

    come on… of course he ripped the idea but to be fair, Shaq is better TV than Nash.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    That verse was hot fire, Anton.

  • Yesse

    If im right, Shaq did not originally make the idea Shaq vs.I think it was some guy near Shaq.


    I wouldnt watch Nash play cards…

  • zabba

    Shaq was hilarious on Letterman. He can do a good job, better than Shaq. Will not the get same amount of viewers, though….

  • chintao

    Shaq’s worst brings out the best in Anton.

  • rog123

    Shaq is a liar and only cares about himself. Not a good teamate. Once was a great player but no loyalty to fans or coaches. Anytime his team shows signs of trouble he runs to a title contender. I respect KG, NASH, tmac, DUNCAN, STOCKTON because they stick with their respective teams through ups and downs. BTW duncan will always be a better player than shaq. Same mount of accomplishments in shorter amount of time. 20-10 almost every year

  • http://fashionsensei.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/jackie-moon.jpg Jackie Moon

    I can’t believe there was no reference to “white girls and Kobe” in that rap. I am astonished. Good job, Anton.

  • Big Jim

    Lol Anton, I could just hear that beat in the background as I read. That’s classic.