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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Shaq Vs. Update: If the Big Man Loses in Volleyball, He'll be Donning a Pink Speedo

Posted By on Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 11:13 AM


Shaq has already filmed the first episode of Shaq Vs., his new reality show where he will compete each week with an athlete in their respective sport — and, hopefully, avoid injury at the same time. The Big Witness has also issues challenges to Lance Armstrong and David Beckham, but neither superstar has acquiesced to Shaq's taunting, shaking off No. 33 like the White House.

This Sunday, Shaq will be filming another episode. Mission: Beat Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh — Olympic gold medal sand volleyball stars — with his teammate, Olympian Phil Dalhausser. If Shaq and Dalhausser lose, Shaq will don a pink speedo for a nice, long beach walk, to which he's invited TMZ.

From the original story:

If you see Shaquille O'Neal walking on a local beach wearing a pink Speedo three sizes too small, it wouldn't mean you're hallucinating.

It would mean Shaq and teammate Phil Dalhausser lost a volleyball match to Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh.

The two-mile Speedo walk is added incentive for the Cleveland Cav's new center (at 7'1", he's almost as tall as the net) to win Sunday in the sand.

A good friend of mine recently sprained his ankle something fierce playing sand volleyball, which reminds me once again, that seeing Shaq's massive frame in a tiny Speedo is not the worst thing that can happen. I'm just saying, a brace or cast would be much, much worse. Anyone remember the old BBC series "Superstars" that was basically the same premise? Remember Kevin Keegan injuring himself on a bike.

(/no jinx, /no jinx, /no jinx)

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