Shaq Vs. The World
If you haven’t heard by now, Shaquille O’Neal stole Steve Nash’s idea has a cool new show on ABC titled “Shaq VS.” The premise involves him competing against other athletes on their turf. In the first episode, for example, he played opposite Ben Roethlisberger in a 7-7 drill. He is also supposed to be slugging it out with Albert Pujols in a HR Derby. That goes down September 1st.
But the funniest one has to be the upcoming 4th installment of the show where he competes against a slightly more decorated athlete:
For the Sept. 15 episode, he’ll take on [Olympic swimming star Michael] Phelps at a Baltimore-area pool Sunday, with help from Phelps’ own coach, Bob Bowman. The emcee explained that O’Neal will swim 50 meters and Phelps will race a “longer distance, to be revealed” — something O’Neal apparently did when he made reference to having to swim one length of the pool before Phelps can finish two lengths.
They’ll also square off in a relay of sorts: O’Neal will have teammates, including medal-winning Olympic swimmers, while Phelps will swim every lap himself.
This won’t end well. It airs September 15th.
Check out the promo for the show: