Deion Sanders was given his nickname ‘Prime Time’ by his high school friend Richard Fain after he scored 36 points in a basketball game. Not one to overlook details, Sanders’ tweeted that he recalls he also had 2 slam dunks in that game that earned him his nickname.
@wallyd08 Primetime nickname came from basketball after I dropped 36 on a fool with 2 dunks while curl looked wet but it was dry. Truth
— Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) January 11, 2014
Sanders released a rap album in 1994 that was also named “Prime Time”