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James Van Der Beek Screw Bradley Cooper ... I SHOULD BE THE NEXT INDIANA JONES!

3/27/2014 10:01 AM PDT

James Van Der Beek
thinks it would be sacrilegious if a new actor donned Harrison Ford's iconic fedora in a new Indiana Jones movie ... unless that actor was him.

Our photogs caught up with the "Friends With Better Lives" star in New York City yesterday ... where we asked him about the huge rumor that Bradley Cooper might be the next Indy.

Van Der Beek was dead set against the idea of anyone new taking the role, but when we asked if he would want to do it ... he hilariously deadpanned, "Absolutely. F*** Harrison Ford."

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James Van Der Beek My Hoop Game Is Tight ... 'Cept for the Airballs

3/3/2014 7:27 AM PST

Dawson's got game (at least, most of the time) .... 'cause TMZ Sports has video of James Van Der Beek ballin' in an entertainment basketball league -- hittin' 3s and airballs in the same game. 

James is a member of the "Dallas" squad in the E-League at Equinox gym in L.A. -- along with his famous teammates Brandon Routh, Josh Hutcherson, James Lafferty and Nick Swardson. 

And that's not all ... some of the stars from other teams include Michael B. Jordan, Trey Songz and Kevin Hart. 

As for Van Der Beek, he had his ups and downs in Week 1 ... every time he did something well, it seems like he followed up with a blunder. 

In the end, James' team lost -- but keep your head up, there's always next week!

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