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Shaq vs. is a reality television show starring former NBA player Shaquille O'Neal. The show first premiered on August 18, 2009, on ABC and ran for two seasons until 2010. The concept of the show is to challenge Shaq, who is known for his athletic abilities, to compete against professional athletes in their respective sports. Each episode features a new challenge, and Shaq trains for a few days leading up to the event.
Some of the athletes that Shaq competes against include Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, boxer Oscar De La Hoya, and professional race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. The show also features some comedic aspects, as Shaq sometimes employs unique training methods, such as practicing his swimming technique in a small pool while wearing flippers.
Aside from the athletic challenges, Shaq vs. also features segments where Shaq spends time interacting with the athletes he competes against, getting to know them and learning about their sport. For instance, when Shaq competed against Phelps, he spent time with the swimmer and his coach, and even got a chance to swim with the USA Olympic swim team.
The show was well-received by audiences and critics alike, with many praising Shaq's charisma and humor, and his willingness to put himself in challenging and sometimes-unfamiliar situations. Some reviews also noted that the show managed to strike a balance between showcasing Shaq's athleticism while also offering an opportunity for viewers to learn about other sports and athletes.
One of the standout episodes of Shaq vs. is when Shaq challenged one of the greatest female basketball players of all time, Diana Taurasi, to a shooting contest. The challenge took place at the Phoenix Mercury's arena, where Taurasi plays professionally. Despite Shaq's size advantage, Taurasi proved to be a formidable opponent, hitting shots from all over the court. The episode was praised for showcasing the talents of both athletes and offering a glimpse into the world of professional women's basketball.
Another memorable episode features Shaq challenging former NFL player Terrell Owens to a series of challenges, including a race and a bench press contest. The episode highlighted Shaq's competitive nature as he pushed himself to keep up with Owens, who was known for his speed and strength during his playing career.
Despite the show's popularity, Shaq vs. was ultimately cancelled after two seasons due to scheduling issues and declining ratings. However, the show remains a beloved part of Shaq's legacy, and is often cited as one of the most entertaining and engaging reality shows of its time.
Shaq vs. is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on August 18, 2009.