Shark Week is getting a big dose of Shaquille O’Neal this year. The annual Discovery Channel programming block is bringing the NBA Hall of Famer into the fold to host its week-long event.
The last time the sports world got involved in Shark Week it was a Michael Phelps-sized disappointment, as the best swimmer in Olympic history “raced” a shark in what turned out to be a purely hypothetical sense.
This time, though, Shaq is bringing his best to the table. Discovery Channel’s official Shark Week Twitter account dropped a video previewing the festivities, and it looks like Shaq is going to get right into the action.
— Shark Week (@SharkWeek) July 10, 2018
Other sports celebrities will take over the rest of shark week. In Bear vs. Shark, Bear Grylls does various survival events in the ocean. Ronda Rousey gets survival training in an encounter with a mako shark in Ronda Rousey Uncaged, while Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Rodgers and Lindsey Vonn help draw attention to endangered shark populations in Monster Tag.
Mark Cuban is also expected to make an appearance in a Shark Tank Meets Shark Week episode, presumably where sharks will present their best ideas for products tailored to help improve marine life. Oh, and Guy Fieri will be there, too.
SOURCE – Uproxx
IMAGE – Twitter