#1 Posted by bigsmoke77 (790 posts) -

A ESPN article talking about Lebron James' memory revealed that Lebron and his friends played Shaq Fu.

Brandon Weems, James' lifelong friend, on playing "Shaq Fu" with him as a kid:

"When we were growing up we used to play this fighting game on the Sega Genesis called Shaq Fu," says Brandon Weems, James' lifelong friend. "LeBron was the only one who had memorized all the moves and so he'd win every time. We all thought he definitely was cheating."Memorizing all the manipulations with the joystick and the A, B and C buttons back in the days before it could be Googled the Inferno Kick was down, toward the player, with the C button pressed, but only with the "Shaq" character, mind you is one thing. When James started adding the pathological layers as he got older, that's when he really started messing with his friends.

Instead of becoming a Shaq Fu Pro Lebron is able to use his photographic memory to remember pretty much every detail of the 1000 Pro NBA games he has played!

Courtesy: ESPN

H/T: theScore

#2 Posted by cloudyimpulse (225 posts) -

Bring that man to Evo!

#3 Edited by bigsmoke77 (790 posts) -

@cloudyimpulse: I bet he would just stick back and do cash matches at the hotel but he would be doing some high stakes Shaq Fu!

#4 Posted by Sinusoidal (1661 posts) -

How's the balance?

#5 Posted by Beyond_Recall (47 posts) -

Sure, but can he play Jackie Chan in Fists of Fire?

#6 Posted by Brodehouse (10079 posts) -

Oh God it's one of those fucking games where you hold buttons and then do the d-pad and then let go. I am beyond happy the market spoke and fucked all those loonies to the poor house.

#7 Posted by csl316 (8986 posts) -

huh

#8 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (3577 posts) -

Huh there were special moves in shaq fu?

I also just want to point out two things about espn website.

#9 Posted by bigsmoke77 (790 posts) -

@i_stay_puft: ESPN has nothing else to do during the summer days then pull stuff out of its ass and 1 out of 100 times they find something good/interesting.

#10 Posted by aidros (241 posts) -

Funny that they would play together later. I bet the conversations between LeBron and Shaq in 09 (Go Cavs!) were REAL interesting:

LBJ: "Hey Diesel, I can make you do an Inferno Kick"

Shaq: "Uhhhh........?"

#11 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (3577 posts) -

@aidros said:

Funny that they would play together later. I bet the conversations between LeBron and Shaq in 09 (Go Cavs!) were REAL interesting:

LBJ: "Hey Diesel, I can make you do an Inferno Kick"

Shaq: "Uhhhh........?"

Lebron: nah shaq seriously, I remembered them all.

Shaq: you know I got plans on making a sequel if all plans work through I'll add you into this game. You'll be the boss for the cleveland level just give it time in 6 years I'll make this happen. Yet for the time being keep this on the dl and especially don't tell Kobe.

Lebron comes home (cause he wants to be in the new Shaq-Fu game)

And that's the story of how Shaq brought Lebron James back to Cleveland. (wipes a tear from his eye duct)

#12 Posted by GiantLizardKing (482 posts) -

World renowned Shaq Fu player Lebron James also plays basketball? Some guys have all the luck.

#13 Posted by freakin9 (1153 posts) -

He memorized moves? Burn him with fire, he's a witch.

#14 Posted by GERALTITUDE (3430 posts) -

... uh huh. Man shit was hard before Google. That's when the real gamers came up.

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#15 Edited by Shindig (547 posts) -

If we got stuck we had a futuristic Patrick Moore to count on. It was a simpler time. It was a better time.