A Clip Of Prince Shooting A Basket On Stage Made His Infamous ‘Chappelle’s Show’ Sketch Trend All Over Again

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Prince was a legendary musician who happened to be very good at basketball, and basically every mention of this now involves Dave Chappelle thanks to Charlie Murphy. So it’s no surprise that a video that circulated of Prince playing basketball made the legendary sketch comedy segment trend once again on Thursday.
Basically, any sight of Prince playing basketball evoked memories of one of the most famous sketches from Chappelle’s Show, in which Charlie Murphy retells a story about Eddie Murphy’s crew playing pickup hoops against Prince after a night at the club. You can watch this sketch below, in case you have not seen it yet.

On Thursday, another clip of Prince with a basketball started circulating on Twitter. The clip came during a concert, with the musician spinning a basketball on his finger and shooting a jumper.

Prince just hitting a quick jumper mid concert pic.twitter.com/iyvAdgj4XM
— (@freezep0p) March 18, 2021

The clip was shared all over Twitter, with plenty of people quote-tweeting it and claiming it’s proof that Charlie Murphy’s story was true.

In case y’all ever doubted Charlie Murphy’s story.
Game. Blouses. https://t.co/20rQ6oWTvX
— Christina Patrice (@mane_objective) March 18, 2021

Bruh this one clip makes the Charlie Murphy story hit that much harder. Especially when he spun the ball on his fingers lmao https://t.co/SxuMPnUwkM
— If You Know You Know (@ChampIAN_33) March 18, 2021

This got me thinking about that Chappelle Show ep where Charlie Murphy tells of playing b ball with Prince pic.twitter.com/X3SnaKMFtF
— Priest (@C4QuadOne) March 18, 2021

Love knowing that those Dave Chappelle charlie Murphy skits was true https://t.co/0h7eXmSKzq
— Lil “YFR” Tavis (@LILTAVlS) March 18, 2021

i hope none of ya’ll ever doubted charlie murphy.
him spinning the ball on his fingers was all you needed to see, but to me the best part is when he stuck his tongue out just before throwing in that j. that’s a real baller there https://t.co/zc2BlVqwRG
— Chris B. Brown (@smartfootball) March 18, 2021

That’s why the blouses dog walked Charlie Murphy’s team https://t.co/RT5sabnMEg
— Stay in the car, we’re still going to revolution (@THEEBlackleftie) March 18, 2021

Though many reminisced about the sketch, for some it was the first time they saw it or even knew Prince had a basketball history. Which is why some other photos of Prince in uniform also made the rounds on Thursday as well.

Y’all thought Charlie Murphy was lying about prince playing basketball? real prince fans know prince use to play ball back in his high school days pic.twitter.com/W5mo0bEhja
— They Want Me Dead Like Pac (@KingMosesDaGod) March 18, 2021

The video was enough to get “Charlie Murphy” to trend on Twitter, and give a new group of people online more chances to say “game, blouses.”