As legend has it, Prince was a pretty decent basketball player in his younger years before making the (smart) transition to become rock ‘n roll immortality.

Journalist Libor Jany just happened to be thumbing to through some old archives and stumbled onto Prince’s middle school basketball picture.


Via Huffington Post:

As far as celebrity childhood photos go, Prince’s rank among the greats. Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter Libor Jany tweeted a photo of the star in his middle school basketball uniform, taken from a Bryant Junior High yearbook, along with a few paragraphs detailing Prince’s time on the team.

“Prince was an excellent player,” basketball coach Richard Robinson told the Star Tribune. But apparently, Prince wasn’t too pleased being the sixth or seventh man, and wanted to be on the starting lineup: “He was unhappy and he expressed that many, many times.” He sure showed those starting players, huh?

Peep the legendary team photo below.

The write-up also confirms a few things.

Of course, Prince’s basketball skills came into household conversation thanks to Charlie Murphy and David Chappelle’s classic 2004 skit. Revisit it below.

Photo: Comedy Central

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