June 27, 2009

Shaq Challenges YouTube Trick-Shot God to Game of Horse: After seeing the YouTube video of Bruce Manley shooting trick shots, Shaquille O’Neal challenged him to a game of HORSE for $1,000. Manley accepted and they'll be playing in July. More Manley shooting.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:12 PM - 7 comments

Manley ought to just shoot free throws. Seems the most logical way to beat Shaq.

posted by dfleming at 11:41 AM on June 28

That's some impressive stuff, Bruce Manley. And I'm not so sure Shaq is going to be any good at Horse. He can't shoot.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 12:30 PM on June 28

All Shaq needs to do is dunk. I don't believe Bruce Manley could get above the rim without a trampoline.

posted by Howard_T at 12:33 PM on June 28

Manley ought to just shoot free throws. Seems the most logical way to beat Shaq.

Hilarious. That would be cruel.

posted by rcade at 12:33 PM on June 28

Shaq would not be above dunking to beat a challenger. He did it to Bill Simmons when Simmons (who hung a letter on Shaq with a free throw) had him on the ropes.

posted by holden at 11:44 AM on June 29

I don't get the point of a trick shot video like those in the last link. I'm not saying the guy's not actually that good or whatever, but he could have had a billion cracks at each shot before he sinks one and just edits in the one take...

One way around that I guess would be to do a long continuous take with several consecutive successful shots. But they didn't do that.

posted by juv3nal at 01:37 PM on June 29

Same here, Juv. On a couple of shots, when Manley does a victory strut afterwards, it made me want to see the outtakes of the 45 times he missed it beforehand.

posted by rcade at 01:42 PM on June 29

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