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John Travolta — I'm a Big Basketball Fan … Balled Out In High School!!


John Travolta

I’m a Huge Basketball Fan

… Balled Out In High School!!

5/19/2015 8:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

EXCLUSIVE

Did you know … John Travolta was a jock in high school? 

Turns out, back before he was a world famous movie star … Travolta says he was a member of his high school hoops squad back in Englewood, New Jersey.

In fact, Travolta says he’s got a solid 5 years of experience under his belt … and still considers himself a pretty big basketball fan.  

So, we had to ask about some pretty shocking poll results that came out over the weekend — 34% of people believe 52-year-old Michael Jordan would beat LeBron in a 1-on-1 game RIGHT NOW!!! 

Check out Travolta’s answer — it makes sense. 

Meantime, here’s some footage of Travolta hoopin’ at Rydell High …