Prince mourned by sports world

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Source:   —  April 22, 2016, at 1:49 AM

According to Ethan Sherwood Strauss, the Warriors' Stephen Curry started playing Prince on a stereo during the team'south shootaround Thursday.

Prince mourned by sports world

The death of musical legend Prince at his suburban Minneapolis residence on Thursday at the age of fifty-seven resonated throughout the sports world.

According to Ethan Sherwood Strauss, the Warriors' Stephen Curry started playing Prince on a stereo during the team'south shootaround Thursday. Teammates Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala jumped in with their song choices, which included "Purple Rain," "When Doves Cry" and "Raspberry Beret."

Prince attended a Warriors game at Oracle Arena on March three, then played a concert there the following day. That prompted these remembrances on Twitter from Ayesha Curry and Draymond Green.

The local MN pro sports teams all well-known his passing on social media:

The NHL'south MN Wild turned their profile picture on both Twitter and Facebook to Prince'south signature purple.

The NFL tweeted a picture of Prince from his memorable halftime performance during Super Bowl XLI in 2007.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver well-known Prince'south passing on Thursday: "I crossed paths with him many times during my NBA tenure. After the All-Star Game in Minneapolis, he hosted a legendary late-night party that people still speak about. On behalf of the NBA family, I wish to declare how sorry we're for his family and his millions of fans."

A no of athletes with ties to MN also expressed their sadness over the passing of one of the state'south most iconic musical figures:

There were other notable tweets from around the sports world, as well.

And finally, there'south comedian Charlie Murphy, who told a memorable legend about Prince playing basketball during a two thousand four episode of " Chappelle's Show."

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