'ShaqAttack': Meet Dude Perfect and Mark Rober who'll join Shaquille O'Neal on heart-stopping shark adventures

NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal is back on 'Shark Week'. This time around, he's on a mission and he's recruited two amazing YouTube stars to help him


                            'ShaqAttack': Meet Dude Perfect and Mark Rober who'll join Shaquille O'Neal on heart-stopping shark adventures
Shaquille O'Neal (Getty Images)

After the dangerous shark encounter that happened during the 2018 special 'Shaq Does Shark Week', NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal is back on 'Shark Week'. This time around, he's on a mission and he has recruited two amazing YouTube stars to help him.

Of course, Shaquille O'Neal needs no introduction. Whether it's as a sports analyst on TNT's 'Inside the NBA' or for the feats he has achieved during his 19-year NBA career, O'Neal is an icon. So, let's meet Dude Perfect and Mark Rober, the YouTubers who will be joining Shaq on this dangerous journey:

Dude Perfect

Dude Perfect walks the runway during the unveiling of the MLS/Adidas 2020 Club Jersey's at Penn Plaza Pavilion on February 05, 2020, in New York City (Getty Images)

One of the most popular sports channels on YouTube and a multinational sports entertainment conglomerate, Dude Perfect is a group consisting of twins Cory and Coby Cotton, Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones, and Tyler "Ty" Toney. They all attended Texas A&M University and are former college roommates.

Starting in 2009, Dude Perfect has come a long way and has grown into a massive brand. On 'ShaqAttack', they're going to be facing some of the most dangerous predators on the planet and we can't help but wonder if they'll have a "Dude, perfect" moment during the special.

Mark Rober

Mark Rober attends the 9th Annual Streamy Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 13, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California (Getty Images)

Mark Rober is an inventor, an engineer, and one of the most prominent voices of science on YouTube. He has worked for NASA and Apple and he was involved in the Curiosity rover's development. He is known for his cool DIY videos and actually has an earlier connection to sharks. He once did a video titled 'Testing if Sharks Can Smell a Drop of Blood' that tested... well, exactly that. He can now further those studies as the synopsis for 'ShaqAttack' reveals they're going to be testing the abilities of various species of sharks.

Here's the synopsis for 'ShaqAttack': "After surviving a shark encounter in Shaq Does Shark Week, Shaquille O’Neal is back, and now he’s on a mission to determine what shark has the perfect predatory attack. But he can’t do it alone. Shaq is deploying YouTube stars Dude Perfect and Mark Rober to put various species to the test and uncover the most mind-blowing hunting techniques of this ultimate predator."

'ShaqAttack' airs Monday, August 10, at 9 pm ET on the Discovery Channel.

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