R.I.P., Richard Pryor

We know that this isn't necessarily sports-related — though we tossed up a picture of the vastly underrated The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings, and we remind you of the great scene in Brewster's Millions when the Hacksensack team plays the New York Yankees — but we're sure you, like us, were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Richard Pryor over the weekend. Like many people our age, the first grownup we ever heard say a swear word was Richard Pryor, and we had no idea they could be so fucking funny.

Our personal favorite Richard Pryor moment was when he was describing his freebasing accident that caused him to set himself on fire.

Let me tell you what really happened: Every night before I go to bed, I have milk and cookies. One night I mixed some low-fat milk and some pasteurized, then I dipped my cookie in ... and the shit blew up.

Rest in peace, Richard.

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