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Google Fixes LaVar Ball Mistake 'We Dropped the Ball'

1/2/2018 12:13 PM PST

Google Fixes LaVar Ball Mistake, 'We Dropped the Ball'

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No, LaVar Ball did NOT found the NBA -- despite some Google search results -- and now the company admits they "dropped the ball" when creating an online bio for the Big Baller. 

Backstory ... if ya searched for "NBA founder" on Google on Tuesday morning, the results kicked back a photo of Lonzo's dad. Kinda funny. 

The gaffe was reported across the sports news landscape -- and some people were wondering if it was an intentional "Easter Egg" thing, like Google's been known to do from time to time. 

Fun Fact: Type in "Super Mario Bros" in the search bar and when you see the "?" box, click on it -- and you get a coin and 200 points! Keep clicking, you'll eventually get a 1 UP! 

But, alas, Google says no Easter Eggs with LaVar ... telling TMZ Sports it was a simple mistake. 

"Clearly we dropped the ball. Our team worked to address this issue quickly and within hours of being notified, we were able to fix the issue."

Fun while it lasted ... 

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