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Shark Week kicks off with Shaq getting caught in a cage with a shark

On Sunday’s Shaq Does Shark Week, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week kicked off with Shaquille O’Neal, the official host for the week, getting into the water with sharks for the first time in his life. The former NBA star teamed up with funny man Rob Riggle for the adventure, which turned out to be a little more intense than expected.While submerged under water in a custom-built cage that stands 12 feet tall and six feet wide, complete with custom windows for better viewing, a small shark wiggled it’s way through an opening and into the cage with O’Neal. The professional marine biologists working with him acted swiftly to try and get the shark, and O’Neal, out of the cage. Eventually succeeding at both.O’Neal, who claimed to have a fear of sharks and was hesitant throughout the episode, eventually went back in the cage to enjoy some of the beautiful show nature had to offer. So perhaps you could say he rebounded nicely.“I survived a shark attack, you bitches!” O’Neal said after exiting the water.Shark Week airs nightly this week at 8 p.m. on Discovery.Check out what happened that time Michael Phelps raced a great white shark during a Shark Week:

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