Prince’s entourage and staff members have addressed that it wasn't uncommon for Prince to have a makeshift hoop and backboard mounted on a wall near his recording studios or rehearsal sites while on tour.

In I Would Die 4 U, fabled former bandmate of The Revolution Wendy Melvoin revealed to the Minnesota Star Tribune that Prince would take rehearsal breaks to work on his J. Wendy said that he actually did play in heels for years. She also quipped that he was quicker than her in heels even when she rocked sneakers.