"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.
I hope Cavs fans enjoy this show. When you sign a guy like Shaq, this is the kind of crap that comes along with him.