“This cat could ball man. He was crossing cats like Iverson. He was getting rebounds like Charles Barkley. Prince was incredible,” Murphy said.Murphy went on to tell the hilarious story on The Chappelle show and divulged that Prince’s “landslide victory” has changed the face of pick-up basketball. Two months after Murphy went on the record with the details of the game, Prince himself verified Murphy’s recount on a radio interview. Prince’s junior high basketball coach, Richard Robinson, in an interview with the Minneapolis Star Tribune also verified Prince’s b-ball abilities saying that, “Prince was an excellent player”. Read more at the Huffington Post
At only 5-foot-2 you wouldn’t think of the musical icon Prince as a basketball player. No one did and no one ever heard about the rock legend running up and down the court. In fact though, Prince’s basketball career was legendary. In 2004, Charlie Murphy decided to retell the story of a late night pickup game against Prince at his house in 1985.