It’s hard to separate the man from the myth that is Prince. Lest there was any doubt about the R&B icon’s basketball skills following Charlie Murphy’s infamous skit on Chapelle’s Show, these newspaper clips from Minnesota’s Star Tribune should set the record straight.
In newly resurfaced clips, his coach for JV coach Bryant Junior High School recalls him being an “excellent ball handler” and the “sixth or seventh man” on “probably the best ball team that ever came along at Central.”
More importantly, there’s this photo of Prince: young, impressionable, tight afro and vintage short shorts. It’s exactly how I want to always remember him:
Another Prince-related clip from the Strib archives, looking back at his hooping days at Bryant Junior High. pic.twitter.com/LrIQZ3LhSg— Libor Jany (@StribJany) March 3, 2015
From the Strib archives: Chappelle was right. pic.twitter.com/icXBFGWkij— Libor Jany (@StribJany) March 3, 2015
Is anyone else suddenly hungry for pancakes?
Here’s the classic Chapelle’s Show skit just for good measure.
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