Magic Johnson fondly remembers the time Prince thought he could beat him at basketball

Magic Johnson Played Basketball with Prince
Magic Johnson Played Basketball with Prince

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.

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