This Monstrous Blake Griffin Dunk Reminded Everyone Of The Prince Sketch From “Chappelle’s Show”

Bryan Brandom
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Blake Griffin is such a talented multitasker, he can dunk all over arguably the best defensive center in the NBA while paying homage to a 13-year-old comedy sketch.

Even if he doesn’t mean to.

Here’s the slam, over Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, who last year finished second to Draymond Green in Defensive Player of the Year voting.

But what caught the eyes of the Twittersphere more than Griffin’s spurning gravity was his reaction.

It reminded many of the famed Chappelle’s Show sketch in which Grammy-winning artist Prince and his bandmates waxed the floor with Charlie Murphy, comedian and brother of Eddie Murphy, and his crew in a game of basketball after a night out on the town.

The best part is that the story behind the Chappelle’s Show sketch is all true, according to Shalamar guitarist Micki Free.

“Everything in that skit is true,” Free said last year. “I played in that game. And Prince was Steph Curry all m***erf**king night! … Yes, it’s true, we had on ‘blouses,’ and frilly shirts. The same clothes we had at the club. Prince played in 6-inch heels! … They checked the ball to me, I gave it to Prince and he went to work. You know that one move where Curry dribbles up and they got him covered, but he steps back behind the 3-point line and hits nothing but net? That was Prince.”

Even the pancakes were real.

“It was just like they showed on TV,” Free said. “His chef served us blueberry pancakes, for real!”

Oh yeah, the Los Angeles Clippers won 102-84.