If you want to imply items from Peter Vescey in Friday's NY Post, perhaps Chris has fallen back into the bad habits he once had. Would explain being out of shape, lying about it, and getting mugged with 30k.
I want you to know, I agree with everything I've just said.
This will be fun, though I think it could be even better if Shaq went against a horse jockey or a NASCAR driver, just for the hilarity of dealing with the space/ weight restrictions in both of those sports. Maybe he's saving that for the second season.