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LaVar Ball, father of UCLA star Lonzo Ball, says he could have beaten Michael Jordan one-on-one

LaVar Ball, father of UCLA star Lonzo Ball, says he could have beaten Michael Jordan one-on-one

LaVar Ball raised eyebrows earlier this year when he declared that his oldest son, UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball, was already better than two-time reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors.

But it all makes sense now that we know that Lonzo’s dad was so good he could have defeated Michael Jordan — a six-time NBA champion and five-time league MVP who is considered by many to be the greatest basketball player of all time — in a game of one-on-one.

That’s what LaVar Ball told USA Today in an interview posted Monday.

“Back in my heyday, I would kill Michael Jordan one-on-one,’’ he said.

Ball is 49 years old, 6-foot-6 and 270 pounds. He played for...

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