It looks like ABC has entrusted Shaquille O’Neal with another show. This time instead of him getting overweight kids in shape he chooses to battle professional athletes at their respective sports. Shaq will take on the likes of Ben Roethlisberger, Michael Phelps, and Albert Pujols. But the one that has me intrigued is his beach volleyball match with two Olympic champions.
“He’ll play pro beach volleyball players and two-time Olympic gold medalists Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh. He’ll play with Olympic gold medalist Todd Rogers, and Rogers’ partner Phil Dalhausser will coach.
“I just now added Hermosa Beach sand to my salad. I eat sand,” O’Neal said during a news conference with May-Treanor and Walsh.
Their banter was light-hearted, yet Shaq is taking this seriously. He believes he has what it takes to win the challenge – and he better, because if he loses, he has to walk two miles in a pink Speedo.
“Three sizes too small,” he said.
Do we root for “The Big Rubber” (yes that is my own nickname for him since he is in Ohio) to win? I don’t know if I want to see Shaq in a pink speedo. Maybe I do.