You could apply this quote to half the teams in the NBA right now (Lakers, T-Wolves, Magic), but you're right. It takes a special kind of ineptness to get called out personally by the Commish. Of course, you can hardly blame the guy for lashing out, considering he had to hear about Zeke's sexual harassment suit while he was in the middle of dealing with the Tim Donaghy scandal.
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.