Dwight Howard Belts Out ‘Purple Rain’ in the Tunnel Before Game 3 (Video)
While many Prince fans, both real and fake, took to social media to pay tribute to the fallen performer, Dwight Howard decided to honor the rock icon by belting out “Purple Rain” while walking through the tunnel in Houston.
Well, he sang the chorus. Two times.
I don’t want to be cynical, but Dwight Howard totally strikes me as the fake kind of fan who runs around singing the chorus of a dead artist’s most popular song with a smile on his face. Remember, this is a basketball player who coated his hands with adhesive religiously before games and didn’t understand why that was a) illegal or b) a bad idea when it comes time to shoot.
Anyway, here’s four seconds of Dwight Howard singing Prince before miraculously taking a game from the Warriors.
Dwight singing Purple Rain ☔️ pic.twitter.com/uxjzsKehig
— Julie Phayer (@juliephayer) April 21, 2016