August 06, 2009
A few weeks ago we told you about Shaquille O'Neal's new reality show, "Shaq Vs.," which debuts Aug. 18 on ABC. To refresh your memory, the series pits Shaq against other top athletes — Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols and Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, which was recently filmed — in their own respective sports. It's must-TiVo television, really. Right up there with "The Office" re-runs.
Well, filming continues this Sunday, when Shaq plays pro beach volleyball players and two-time Olympic gold medalists Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh on the sand. And while the best-of-three games to 11 should be entertaining on their own, Shaq decided to up the ante during a press conference yesterday, claiming if he loses, he'll walk two miles in a pink Speedo.
Yes, that's right. If — or is it when? — Shaq and his teammate, Olympic gold medalist Todd Rogers, lose to May-Treanor and Walsh, "The Big Witness Protection" will march the beaches of California wearing nothing more than a pink Earl Boykins-sized piece of nylon and spandex.
Feel free to shudder now.
According to Adam Rose at LAist, the "Scary Shaq Speedo Showdown" will take place at the end of the AVP tournament in Hermosa Beach, which starts today and runs through the weekend. Shaq's match is free to the public (assuming there's space) and is scheduled to begin following the men's final on Sunday around 3:30p.
I would tell you to go and take pictures, but ... well ... don't.
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