Shaq Vs. The (Maybe) G.O.A.T. At H.O.R.S.E.
The MDE puts out a challenge.
The latest chapter in Shaq’s Twitter fun could involve the NBA’s original Superman playing H.O.R.S.E. against an average-looking guy with superhuman trick-shot abilities.
At around midnight Eastern Time on Tuesday/Wednesday morning, Shaq posted on his Twitter account that he wanted to play a guy who seems to be a trick-shot wizard in a game of H.O.R.S.E. for a thousand bucks. He asked his Twitter followers to help find the guy in the video:
“i wanna play this guy n horse for a thousand dollars, find him pls http://bit.ly/CK5nk”
Within minutes of posting the video, Shaq was flooded with responses. The most notable came from the guy who claims to have edited the video. Named LeftLane_6CEO on Twitter, the guy told Shaq that the guy in the video, Bruce Manley, is ready to take him on.
The only thing is, this might be the greatest H.O.R.S.E. player ever, provided the video is legit. I spent a good hour watching and re-watching this stuff on Tuesday night. I asked Russ to idiot-proof it for me, in case I missed something and he said it LOOKED legit (note the caps).
If this is in fact for real, the guy is a trick-shot phenom. My personal favorite is the jump-off-the-tree, behind-the-back shot, that goes through cleaner than any free throw Shaq has ever made.
Which leads to the question: just how out-matched might Shaq be in this game of H.O.R.S.E. if dunking isn’t allowed? A career 52.8-percent free-throw shooter, the Most Dominant Ever may have bitten off more than he can chew in issuing this challenge.
Hopefully this leads to at least a good 15 minutes of fame for a guy that in one video, LL6 calls, “the next Pistol Pete.”
Check the videos here at LL6′s Youtube account and let us know what you think. We’ll keep you posted as to any future Shaq/Manley H.O.R.S.E. games.