LeBron James was a half year away from being born when Prince and the Revolution released Purple Rain in the summer of 1984 — nevertheless the Cavaliers star has learned how to party like it’s 1999.
James went all out on his Prince costume for Halloween and the result was hip 2 the rare house quake. Rumor has it that the big man eschewed lip syncing while belting out the title track from Prince’s masterpiece, and in covering “I Would Die 4 U” and “When Doves Cry.”
Backup dancers included Kyrie Irving (dressed as a Jedi knight), Jared Cunningham (as a minion), and Kevin Love (as Jackie Moon from Semi Pro).
DAVE CHAPPELLE AS PRINCE
King James’ Prince impersonation was so good, it brings to mind Dave Chappelle’s classic take on the diminutive singer.