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Justin Bieber to play in All-Star celebrity game

Posted on: February 1, 2011 5:36 pm
Edited on: February 1, 2011 5:39 pm
 
Pop star Justin Bieber will play in the NBA All-Star celebrity game. Posted by Ben Golliver. justin-bieber

Back in October, we noted that drawers-dropping pop singer Justin Bieber got the chance to hold Phil Jackson's NBA championship ring. Little did we know that this would be just the beginning of an influential year of hoops for Bieber.

As it turns out, the adolescent crooner will be headlining the 2011 NBA All-Star Celebrity game, according to the Associated Press.
The newest name to play Showtime: Justin Bieber. The 16-year-old pop singer will join Magic Johnson, WNBA hoopsters and stars from film, music and television Feb. 18 in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at Staples Center in Los Angeles. 
Former NBA stars Scottie Pippen and Bill Walton, actors Ty Burrell and Jason Alexander and rapper Common will be among those also taking part.
NBA.com has posted the full list of participants.
  • ESPN Analyst Magic Johnson (NBA legend and Hall of Famer)
  • Grammy-nominated artist Justin Bieber (pop artist)
  • Scottie Pippen (NBA legend and Hall of Famer)
  • Bill Walton (NBA legend and Hall of Famer)
  • AC Green (NBA legend)
  • B.J. Armstrong (NBA legend)
  • Chris Mullin (ESPN Analyst and NBA legend)
  • Jalen Rose (ESPN Analyst and NBA legend)
  • Jimmy Kimmel ("Jimmy Kimmel Live!")
  • Ty Burrell ("Modern Family")
  • Rob Kardashian ("Keeping Up with the Kardashians")
  • Zach Levi ("Chuck")
  • Jason Alexander ("Curb Your Enthusiasm")
  • Common (Just Wright)
  • Bill Simmons (ESPN.com columnist)

The two GMs charged with selecting the teams will be late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and writer Bill Simmons, who already joked on Twitter, "Who gets Bieber?" Presumably, a draft-day trade involving cash and conditional future picks will be required to obtain the top overall pick and the right to obtain Bieber's basketball skillz.

Following typical blog format, this is the portion of the post where I am supposed to make a basketball-related pun based off of one of Bieber's song titles. Unfortunately, I don't know a single one of his songs and I don't want our IT guys to start wondering why I'm googling his name.

So we'll just wrap this up here.
Comments

Since: Jul 15, 2009
Posted on: February 2, 2011 2:40 pm
 

Justin Bieber to play in All-Star celebrity game

go stratford -avon ontario pop star! 



Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: February 2, 2011 12:31 am
 

Justin Bieber to play in All-Star celebrity game

...and this is news, HOW??!!

Can anyone name even one Justin Bieber song?  I've never ever heard the little girl on the radio.  How is she so famous?  Where do elementary school girls get the money to buy her cd's?

Oh, that's right.  Tom Brady's wife told him to copy her haircut.  Look where that got him.


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Since: Sep 20, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2011 8:57 pm
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Since: Feb 26, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2011 7:38 pm
 

Justin Bieber to play in All-Star celebrity game

  • ESPN Analyst Magic Johnson (NBA legend and Hall of Famer)
  • Grammy-nominated artist Justin Bieber (pop artist)
  • Scottie Pippen (NBA legend and Hall of Famer)
  • Bill Walton (NBA legend and Hall of Famer)
  • AC Green (NBA legend)
  • B.J. Armstrong (NBA legend)
  • Chris Mullin (ESPN Analyst and NBA legend)
  • Jalen Rose (ESPN Analyst and NBA legend)
  • Jimmy Kimmel ("Jimmy Kimmel Live!")
  • Ty Burrell ("Modern Family")
  • Rob Kardashian ("Keeping Up with the Kardashians")
  • Zach Levi ("Chuck")
  • Jason Alexander ("Curb Your Enthusiasm")
  • Common (Just Wright)
  • Bill Simmons (ESPN.com columnist)
Anyone want to take a gander at who's the least talented person on that list?

Justin Bieber is the perfect example of what is wrong with this country. What a joke...



Since: Oct 5, 2010
Posted on: February 1, 2011 6:58 pm
 

Justin Bieber to play in All-Star celebrity game

I hope he can play better than he can sing!!!!


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