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Here’s Rex Chapman’s Karaoke Version Of Prince’s ‘When Doves Cry’

Dig if you will the picture. Apologies. I cannot help myself. Bearing in mind that I linked to this hilarious yet oddly disturbing video in Wake N’ Blog this morning and it has ran back and forth through the interwebs like Prince’s fingers on a fretboard, I came to the realization that if I did not enter this fantastic slice of whimsy into the Sportress’ archives, I would be doing a grave disservice, not only to the Sportress, but to my readers who may not have clicked through or seen it elsewhere.

So here it is: Rex Chapman, singing Prince’s “When Doves Cry.” Wow.

Chapman, who spent his NBA career with the Charlotte Hornets (where?), Washington Bullets (who?), Miami Heat and finally, the Phoenix Suns, might be best remembered for launching up this prayer of a 3-pointer against the Seattle Supersonics (who the what?) in the first round of the 1997 NBA playoffs, but once this video is properly circulated, he might become better known for this amazing performance. Chapman insists on the YouTube page that he did this karaoke jam on a dare from his kids. He also tweeted “Watch at own risk. Air-Force mids, jorts, belt, Karl-Kani hoody = pure sex symbol. An Idiot King who would be Prince?” Awesome. Props.

Still, I feel like I would be well-served by purifying myself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka after watching that thing.

[H/T Hot Clicks]