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This is Prince's High School Basketball Picture


Prince is pretty much the coolest dude on the planet. Seriously, even cool people bow to the coolness that is Prince.

Before Purple Rain, before Sign “O” the Times, before changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol, Prince Rogers Nelson was a sometimes disgruntled high school basketball player in his hometown of Minneapolis.

Libor Jany, a crime and justice writer with the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, tweeted these two great clips from the Star-Tribune archives from Prince’s playing days at Bryant Junior High and Minneapolis Central High.

Jany also shared this gem where a young (and short) Prince was not pleased with his playing time.