Samuel L. Jackson Claims Prince Confirmed Charlie Murphy’s Legendary Basketball Story

05.19.16 3 years ago 10 Comments

The legacy of the late Prince will always revolve around his iconic musical career. However, thanks to Dave Chappelle and Charlie Murphy, he will always also be connected to the sport of basketball.

In case you don’t recall, in a particularly memorable sketch from Chappelle’s Show, Charlie Murphy regaled the viewership with a tale of Murphy and his compadres taking on Prince and his crew in a game of basketball, and Prince dominated the game. Also, he served them pancakes. Of course, that story seemed too good to be true, but, if Samuel L. Jackson is to be believed, we can keep on believing in the powers of Prince.

Jackson, who has probably been in a basketball movie because he’s been in infinity movies in his career, posted an Instagram photo of himself and Prince at a Lakers game on Christmas Day. They both look stoic and displeased, and Jackson presumed in his post that the Lakers must have been losing. Oh, and Prince looks like he is wearing pajamas. He probably wasn’t, but you never know.

Anyway, more importantly, Jackson says that Prince confirmed Charlie Murphy’s basketball story, adding the quote, “They had on Church Shoes!” So there you have it. If we can’t trust Samuel L. Jackson, who can we trust? Prince was great at basketball. Case closed.

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