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John Mayer --

How to Fake a Sportsgasm ...

7/13/2010 4:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

John Mayer doesn't like sports -- but he follows 'em anyway -- and according to the rocker, his anti-athletic demeanor may stem from violent run-ins with jocks way back in the day.

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Mayer was out in NYC yesterday -- and when we asked about LeBron James, dude BS'd for a little while before finally admitting, "I play music ... we don't like sports ... we got beat up by guys like LeBron James."

He also told us he's sick of "faking" interest just to fit in with other "alpha males."

And even though he talks a big game, John also told us, "Whatever the next sport is, I'll pretend like I know that too."

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