Dave Chappelle plays basketball & gives out pancakes for charity

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| November 19th, 2013 | 8,736 Views


No, this isn’t a sketch from the return of The Dave Chappelle Show. And yes, that is the comedian Dave Chappelle looking like a lost member of the rap group Onyx, holding pancakes on the Timberwolves court. Bizarre enough? I haven’t even told you about the jumbotron at the Target Center playing the Chappelle show sketch about Prince playing Charlie Murphy in basketball and Chappelle shooting around with fans before serving them butter pancakes!

All of this craziness was for a good cause.

“I’d want to take credit for this charity event, but all I did was lend my participation. There are a lot of people who worked real hard to make this thing happen and the people that came were the ones who were driving it and I heard they raised over $30,000,” Chappelle said.



So how good was the genius musician on the hardwood?

Charlie Murphy said he had game. His Junior High coach said he was a good ball handler. And Toure — author of the book I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became An Icon — had this to say about Prince after playing against him.

“He was showing off, being competitive, and, yes, engaging me in the same way I’d interacted with so many men I had played basketball with before. He moved like a player and played like one of those darting little guys you have to keep your eye on every second. Blink and he’s somewhere you wouldn’t expect. Lose control of your dribble for a heartbeat and he’s relieved you of the ball. He jitterbugged around the court like a sleek little lightning bug, so fast he’d leave a defender stranded and looking stupid if he weren’t careful. With his energy and discipline it was a rapid game, but never manic, or out of control. Still, we were both rusty so most shots missed, clunking off the side of the rim or the backboard. After a while, there was not much of a score. I scored on a drive that felt too easy and as the ball dropped in I looked back at him. He said, ‘I don’t foul guests.’ Okay. On the next play I drove again and the joker bumped my arm really tough, fouling me. Funny dude.”


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