Shaq vs. debuted this week when the Big Shaq-tus (or whatever he wants to be called now in Cleveland) pitted himself vs. Big Ben (I didn’t touch that girl) Roethlisberger. I haven’t seen the footage of their match up yet but from what I’m reading the true death match might pit Shaq vs. Steve Nash.
It would appear that the real reason for Shaq leaving the desert for greener pastures might have something to do with him ripping off Steve Nash’s idea for a reality show. I was doing some reading this morning and came across an article from the Arizona Republic. Here’s an snippet.
Shortly after O’Neal was traded to the Suns in February 2008, Nash mentioned to his new teammate a reality show he was pursuing. It would feature the Suns point guard taking on professional athletes in their own sport.
The topic didn’t come up again until early in the 2008-09 season, when O’Neal boarded the Suns bus and told the team he would be starring in a new reality show in which he would be taking on, you got it, professional athletes in their own sport.
“You mean the idea you stole from me?” one Suns representative said he heard Nash say.
Read the rest of the article from the Arizona Republic here.