While most of us have trouble remembering things that we did last week, there are people living in our world who have photographic memories that can recall information in the most exact and minute detail.
Recently, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst did a story about LeBron James photographic memory and noted that his great memory dated back to his childhood.
In a conversation with life-long friend Brandon Weems, Weems noted that LeBron was so good at remembering, he memorized all the moves to the Sega Genesis video game, “Shaq Fu”:
“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.”
To note, LeBron’s video game brilliance also made playing Madden against him, a challenge to say the least:
“When you play Madden with him now you have to be careful which teams you take, because he will know what your game plans were in the past when you’ve played with him and he’ll pick the opposing team knowing what plays you want to run,” says Weems, now an assistant basketball coach at Oakland University.
“You better save your favorite play, too, because he’ll remember what you ran before in situations and be ready for it. Your only hope is to save it until the end and try to surprise him with it.”
LeBron James memorized Shaq-Fu moves [Extra Mustard]
James image courtesy of Getty Images