Basketball legend SHAQUILLE O'NEAL has challenged David Beckham to a game of soccer for his new reality TV show - urging the star to step up in a series of posts on his Twitter.com page.
O'Neal is preparing to film his Shaq Vs programme, which will see him take on his rival sporting peers at their own game.
He has already set up a swimming battle against Olympic athlete Michael Phelps, a boxing bout against former world champion Oscar De La Hoya and a tennis game against Serena Williams.
But O'Neal is desperate to land a battle with Beckham on the Disney show - and has been taunting him in a series of posts on Twitter.com.
He writes, "Dear David Beckham. I know you have heard about my Shaq Vs show, anyway u (sic) will never score a goal on me. I challenge you, lil' man.
"David Beckham, I know you hear me. Don't be scared, don't make me call u (sic) out. U (sic) will never score a goal on me. Don't make me Tweet to two million people that yur (sic) scared of Shaq, u (sic) better respond, if u (sic) scared get a dog."