Shaq “stole” the idea for Shaq Vs. from Steve Nash

Steve Nash is listed as an executive producer on Shaquille O’Neal’s awkwardly scripted new ABC series Shaq Vs. because “O’Neal stole [Steve] Nash’s idea” for the show, according to the Arizona Republic. The paper says “Nash eventually sought out an entertainment lawyer, according to sources, which is why he now has an executive-producer credit and the compensation that comes with it.”

But Nash told the paper thta’s not true. “We collaborated on parts of the show. I support him 100 percent. I thought the first episode was a fantastic episode, and I can’t wait for the next one.”

Paola Boivin writes, “That’s something you would expect Nash to say. He often has played the role of locker-room peacemaker,” and reports that “a source close to Nash said, ‘Steve was pissed. He couldn’t believe Shaq’s lack of integrity. … He’s moved on. He really does want the show to succeed.'”

Shaq’s behind-the-back move [Arizona Republic]

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