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Jack Nicholson Smackdown? He Could Never Reach Me! Says Bill Duke

Director Bill Duke may be five years younger and six inches taller than Jack Nicholson, but he knows better than to diss The Joker’s beloved L.A. Lakers.

Interviewed on Film Festival Radio, Bill—a longtime L.A. resident—chats about getting away with cheering for visiting teams while perched on the sidelines of the Staples Center alongside other Hollywood heavyweights.

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"I prefer ‘team' ball players," Bill (l) tells us vis-à-vis Boston—rather than the L.A. "star dunkers" that Jack (r) adores.

When host Janice Malone asks, “You’re a die-hard team of who— which team is it again?” Bill replies: Continue reading