One of LaVar Ball's college teammates says Ball's claim he could've beaten Michael Jordan back in the day is a bunch of BS … calling Ball's statement "laughable."
TMZ Sports spoke with Brian Quinnett, a forward on the 1987-88 Washington State team LaVar played on for one year … and asked him if there's any truth to Ball's big-time assertion.
"It's laughable. The stats speak for themselves."
The stats Quinnett are referring to are LaVar's 2.2 ppg average from that year … numbers NFL stud Le'Veon Bell used to call out Ball earlier today.
BTW — the 6'8" Quinnett knows all about having to guard Michael Jordan … telling us he did just that as a member of the Knicks back in the early '90s … and it didn't work out well.
"He basically called for a clear out, took the ball and dunked on my head."
See, LaVar, it's harder than it looks … and it looked pretty damn hard to be honest.