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

by August 24, 2009
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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.”