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Is Anthony Anderson calling Stevie Wonder's bluff?

The Black-ish comedian took a seat with Stephen ColbertThursday night to dish on the comings and goings of his Hollywood life, including his experiences with the musical icon. 

In a bout of fact-checking, the host inquired about a curious basketball game he had heard about. "Did you challenge Stevie Wonder to a basketball game?" Colbert asked with confusion. "You were gonna dunk on Stevie?"

Wonder has been blind practically since birth. However, Anderson isn't buying it. 

"What you all don't know is Stevie can see," he argued. "It's just an act." The actor proceeded to describe a time he had flown to Tobago to perform in a concert with Wonder, where his suspicions first arose. 

"Stevie walks on stage, walks to me, looks me dead in my eye and says, 'Anthony, get me to a piano,'" the star recalled.  


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"I was like, 'Stevie, well hell if you just walked to me, you can walk to the piano,'" he joked. "He caught himself and had to play it off."

While the accusations seem all in good fun, it sounds like Anderson may just be a bit bitter about losing to Wonder in that basketball game. 

"Yes, I did challenge him to a game of one-on-one basketball for a charity event he does for his son for intercity youth," the actor described. "He said, 'Anthony, I don't want to embarrass you one-on-one, so let's just do it free throws and he won….Stevie Wonder won."

Still, Anderson is sticking to his theory. "I'm telling you—have him on the show [and] put stuff in his way," he advised Colbert. "I bet you he step over it."

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