If you haven’t seen the show Shaq vs, it’s a tv show on ABC in which Shaq challenges celebrities in their respective fields. For instance, last week, Shaq lost a boxing match against “Sugar” Shane Mosley (video below).
Shaq will try to cook a better burger than Rachael Ray before teaming up with NBA star Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic), and NFL stars DeSean Jackson (Philadelphia Eagles), and Chris Johnson (Tennessee Titans) for a 200-meter relay against Tyson Gay. Gay, , the 100-meter United States-record holder, ran the 100-meter dash in 9.69 seconds last September in Shanghai, China. Gay’s best time in the 200-meter dash is 19.58 seconds.
I could care less about the cook-off, but the race intrigues me. If only Shaq wasn’t a part of the race, and Rajon Rondo took his place, it might even be competitive. DaSean Jackson and Chris Johnson are two of the fastest players in the NFL, and Dwight Howard’s got some pretty good wheels, too. Sprinting for 50m increments Rondo, Johnson, Jackson, and Howard would give Gay a good race. Unfortunately, Shaq’s presence is going to kill any chance those guys had. Shaq may not be as slow as Zydrunas Ilgauskas, but he’s become pretty damn lead-footed.
Either way, it’ll be fun just to watch Johnson, Jackson, and Howard in a foot-race. I want to see just how athletically gifted they all are.
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