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    Jordan: LaVar Ball Needs to ‘Shut Up’

    “I don’t think he could beat me if I was one-legged.” That was Michael Jordan’s long-awaited response to LaVar Ball — father of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo — who infamously claimed he could’ve beaten Jordan in a one-on-one during Ball’s 1980s Washington State “heyday.” Jordan’s probably right: During the 1987-88 season, Ball averaged 2.2 points per game, while the Greatest Player of All Time was putting away 35 for the Chicago Bulls. His advice for the loud-mouthed father? “Shut up and let the kid play.”

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