One of the most notorious and beloved segments to ever emerge from The Chappelle Show involved the late Charlie Murphy doing a bit titled Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories.
In it, Charlie recounted an incident from the mid 1980s when he, younger brother Eddie, and a group of friends ended up at Prince’s house. Their they played a game of basketball – which turned into Prince absolutely schooling their whole crew.
Although everyone loved the story, not everyone bought it as factual.
After all, was Prince really that much of a baller?
This week, fans got an answer.
During an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Eddie confirmed that the incident did happen as described.
“That is totally and absolutely accurate,” he said.
“My brother was like, ‘Okay, it’s going to be shirts against blouses.’ The blouses won, they beat the s— out of us. We had one dude on our squad Larry who could play and he didn’t have no shoes so Prince gave him some sneakers.
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“And Prince wore like two, three sizes smaller than Larry, but Larry was so excited to have Prince’s sneakers on, he put those tiny sneakers on his feet and he couldn’t do his game right. So we lost. The one dude who could play, Prince’s shoes had him shutdown.”
The basketball world has been home to some funny stories. You had Masai Ujiri waking Kawhi Leonard up at 5:00 am every day as punishment for leaving the Toronto Raptors, Gregg Popovich’s hilarious text to Danny Green after the LA Lakers captured their most recent title, and of course a youngster’s amusing reaction to meeting Kyle Kuzma – but nothing will ever top the Prince story.