Eddie Murphy Hilariously Recounts 'Absolutely Accurate' Prince Basketball Story

Written by on February 26, 2021

Eddie Murphy just lately recounted his aspect of the long-lasting story involving Prince and a pick-up basketball recreation his late brother, Charlie Murphy, as soon as hilariously advised and reenacted on “Chappelle’s Present.”

The comic confirmed throughout an look on “The Tonight Present” on Thursday that his brother’s account of their iconic match in opposition to the late “Purple Rain” legend was “completely and completely correct.”

Eddie Murphy described what everybody was carrying on the time to host Jimmy Fallon, saying that Prince proposed the thought of enjoying basketball whereas he was carrying a leather-based jacket and a gold chain round his waist.

“A waistlet, I believe,” Eddie Murphy added with amusing. (Watch your complete clip under.)

Prince’s revolutionary and iconic model was the middle of the memorable “Chappelle’s Present” skit, wherein Dave Chappelle portrayed the late singer whereas donning a purple ensemble, full with a ruffle shirt. 

Within the skit from the mid-2000s present, Charlie Murphy recounts the night time when Prince and his staff handedly beat him, his brother and their staff in a recreation of pick-up basketball.

“I dare you to problem Prince to a recreation of ball one-on-one,” Charlie Murphy says at one level within the phase.  

Throughout Eddie Murphy’s look on “The Tonight Present,” he shared that one in every of his teammates that night time didn’t play in addition to he usually would have as a result of he was carrying a pair of Prince’s sneakers that had been too small.

The “Coming 2 America” actor mentioned his buddy, named Larry, wore the sneakers the legendary singer lent him regardless of the dimensions as a result of he was “so excited to have Prince’s sneakers on.” 

In 2017, guitarist Micki Free, who performed on Prince’s staff that night time, advised Esquire that the whole lot that occurred within the “Chappelle’s Present” sketch “was for actual.”

The long-lasting sketch is one in every of Charlie Murphy’s memorable and legendary comedic moments. He died in 2017. Prince, who reportedly beloved the sketch, died in 2016. 

Murphy is ready to star within the anticipated sequel “Coming 2 America” on Amazon Prime on March 5. 

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