Prince played basketball in junior high and rocked an Afro

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Long before he graced us with “Purple Rain,” Prince was raining jumpers at his Minneapolis junior high school. Chapelle told us he could ball, but I guess no one really believed it until a Star Tribune reporter unearthed these clips and photos. THE HAIR!

Who knew Prince could hoop, but maybe that’s why he once rented Carlos Boozer’s Los Angeles mansion. Despite being undersized, Prince felt he should have started, but his coach had other ideas, which thankfully led to “Controversy.”

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