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Music, perhaps like no other form of entertainment, has the power to cut across boundaries — including those between sports. For many athletes and sports personalities, especially those older than 30, Prince’s songs formed the soundtrack of their life. The unexpected passing of the insanely-gifted singer, musician, songwriter, producer, actor, and performer at the relatively young age of 57, caused many to pause and pay tribute.

Rest in Peace Prince: 1958 – ∞

The basketball stars alone that tweeted in Prince’s memory could form a formidable all-time NBA team, with Shaquille O’Neal at center, Draymond Green and Paul Pierce as forwards, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas as guards, and Klay Thompson and Dwyane Wade coming off the bench. Prince, who was an avid Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx fan, would no doubt enjoy the lineup…