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By Scott Stump

Before he traded his jersey for a blouse, Prince had some game (and a big afro) on the basketball court back in the day.

The photo evidence comes courtesy of a tweet by Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter Libor Jany, who went into the archives and found this gem of the 5-foot-2 music legend from his days playing basketball at Bryant Junior High in Minneapolis. The photo brings to mind the classic "Chappelle's Show" skit in which comedian Charlie Murphy talks about being schooled on the basketball court by a blouse-wearing Prince.

Jany also unearthed an old story in which Prince's middle school coach talked about his great ballhandling and his agitation for more playing time, which he expressed to the coach "many, many times."

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