I’m confident that I speak for most of the men when I say that I’ll be rooting feverishly for Shaquille O’Neal to beat Olympic gold medalists Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh in their upcoming reality show beach volleyball showdown. Oh yes, it’s an imperative.
Shaq will team with Olympic gold medalist Todd Rogers to take on the women in the first challenge in his new “Shaq vs.,” reality show on ABC. And during Wednesday’s press conference for the episode, O’Neal said that if he loses, he’ll walk two miles in a pink Speedo. And then, Shaq added a horrifying post script:
“Three sizes too small,” he said.
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.
O’Neal thought about instituting some kind of handicap, but decided against it so as not to give May-Treanor and Walsh any excuses.
“I don’t want to have any advantage over these beautiful ladies when I spank them,” he said.
The volleyball game will air on Aug. 18, taking place following the AVP tournament in Hermosa Beach, which starts today. The AVP men’s final is at 1 p.m. on Sunday, followed by Shaq’s event around 3:30.