Posted by Royce Young
It didn't take a brilliant TV executive to figure out putting Shaquille O'Neal on televison in a reality show setting was a good idea. And once Shaq Versus runs its course, surely there has to be another avenue for the world to get a peek into Shaq's dynamite personality. The Boston Globe gave us one, as the paper followed Shaq around for a day as he helped promote the UFC's event in Boston that was last Saturday.
Included in the video is Shaq signing autographs, taking pictures, visiting Harvard and wrestling a 13-year-old kid. Yes, seriously. He wrestled a little kid.
ESPN's Dana Jacobson talked with the kid, Matt Weisman, about grappling with Kazaam himself. Weisman said it wasn't a planned event to have Shaw wrestle someone, but it was just a little eye contact and before he knew it, Weisman was on stage facing the seven-footer.
Shaq is one of those larger than life personalities that is always good for the game even if he's just a shell of his former self. Having him make appearances, sign autographs, do interviews and wrestle childen is something I hope to see the big guy do for a long time.