I’ve never been a huge Shaquille O’Neal fan when it came to hoops, but I’m rooting for him to learn the finer points of volleyball in a hurry. You see, in his new fall TV show, Shaq Vs., the 7-foot, 1-inch tall, 325 pound NBA star will challenge other professional athletes at their own games. As such, he and a teammate will play Olympic beach volleyball champions Misty May-Treanor (also a Dancing With the Stars alum) and Kerri Walsh in a best-of-three grudge-match. If he loses, he’s promised to walk two miles in a Speedo. Not just any Speedo. A pink Speedo…three sizes too small.
That’s not gonna be good for business. That’s not gonna be good for anyone.
For his show, O’Neal also plans to face boxer Oscar De La Hoya, Super Bowl quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and swimmer Michael Phelps in their respective sports, and hopefully the only Speedo will be on Phelps.What athletic challenge would you most like to see Shaq attempt, PopWatchers? (Bull riding is my choice.)
Do you think Shaq has the…um, guts…to follow through on his walk of shame should he lose in volleyball? We shall see. Unfortunately.
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