Shaq Is Hosting Discovery Channel's 30th Anniversary of Shark Week

July 13, 2018
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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.

“Full disclosure: I thought I was hosting ‘Shaq Week’ but that doesn’t exist,” he says.

Shaq Does Shark Week, will air on July 22nd to kick off the 30th Anniversary of Shark Week.