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Magic Johnson Fondly Remembers the Time Prince Thought He Could Beat Him at Basketball

Charlie Murphy isn’t the only celebrity with a Prince basketball story. While stopping by Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday night, Magic Johnson recalled his own on-court duels with the diminutive music legend. “He talked so much trash. He thought he had a real jump shot,” the former Laker recalled of the man who stood 19 inches shorter than him. “I had to remember that it was Prince that I was playing against, so I had to back off.” Johnson didn’t reveal who won, but he did say this of the experience: “He really thought he could play basketball.” Does Magic Johnson also play tennis? Because that’s some great backhand right there.

Magic Johnson Remembers Basketball With Prince