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LeBron James and the Cavaliers as Prince and the Revolution

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.

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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.”

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Backup dancers included Kyrie Irving (dressed as a Jedi knight), Jared Cunningham (as a minion), and Kevin Love (as Jackie Moon from Semi Pro).

"Better than the real thing" Jackie Moon 🏆🏆🏆

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King James’ Prince impersonation was so good, it brings to mind Dave Chappelle’s classic take on the diminutive singer.