Justin Bieber Rumors
The biggest baller in the stands during NBA games isn’t Spike Lee or Jack Nicholson or even Justin Bieber — it’s Jimmy Goldstein … who spends more money on NBA tickets than anyone else on Earth. You’ve seen Goldstein on the court at various NBA games over the years — and this week he confirmed what ex-NBA Commish David Stern has said … that he’s the NBA’s biggest investor when it comes to tickets. As for how Goldstein made his fortune, that’s a bit of a mystery — but point is, the guy drops BANK when it comes to basketball.
Ex-NBA star Joe Smith — the #1 overall pick in the ’95 draft — is spittin’ a new rap verse directed right at Justin Bieber … calling out the pop star over the racist song he recorded when he was 15 … and only TMZ Sports has it. In the new verse, Smith — who goes by the rap name “Joe Beast” — says Justin shouldn’t get a pass just because he was young when he recorded a disgusting N-word filled version of his hit “One Less Lonely Girl.”
While his fellow musicians Drake and Timbaland were throwing down until dawn with LeBron James and the other members of the Miami Heat at the team’s victory bash Thursday night in South Beach, E! News has learned exclusively that the teen heartthrob was left out in the cold. A source tells E! News that the 19-year-old Bieber had requested to join the celebration at Club Story, but because he’s underage both club management and the Heat flat-out told him no way.
The same could be said about singer (punk?) Justin Bieber at Game 7 of Heat/Pacers. The game was unwatchable after the 2nd quarter, with Miami leading by double digits the entire way. Then Justin Bieber was photographed looking like this, and GAME OVER. LeBron nearly hitting his head on the rim during this dunk, or Bieber’s silly hat-leather shirt combo? Paul George telling Mario Chalmers to stop flopping, or Bieber’s shades indoors? Now, an interesting detail of how the photo came to be, courtesy of the Miami Herald: Before the Heat game was even over, Youtie, who did post on her social media accounts that Bieber, who refused to be photographed until someone brought a Miami Heat dancer over, wasn’t the friendliest, she was getting threats from rabid fans
The teenage singing sensation was in Charlotte performing his Believe tour and took a backstage picture with a starstruck Jordan before the show. In the photo, Jordan smiles broadly for the camera. Bieber looks surprised and is pointing at MJ, as if signaling to his entourage that he’s another overenthusiastic Bieber-ite who needs to be escorted away immediately after the flash pops.
Wittman ended his conversation with reporters when he was asked if he had “Bieber fever.” “I know who he is,” Wittman said as he walked away. Webster said his daughter planned on attending the concert. “I said what up to him. I definitely respect him as an artist. I respect what he does, so I said, ‘Hi.’ My daughter has Bieber fever. I don’t.” Crawford isn’t a fan of Bieber or his music, but couldn’t help but ignore his celebrity as he drove to practice and pre-teen girls surrounded the arena holding signs and screaming. “He’s a popular guy,” Crawford said. “I seen all the little girls in there waiting on him before practice. So, you know, it’s definitely here.” When asked if he was sure if the fans weren’t waiting for him, Crawford had a long laugh before saying, “Nah. Not them young ones.”
Justin Bieber is performing at Verizon Center tonight, and tweeted about catching the Wizards practice when he arrived. Apparently the teenage pop star also travels with a Segway (!!!) and took some time pre-concert to cruise the bowels of the arena. In his travels, he came across John Wall and the two made nice, as captured in photos by Jeremy Hyman.
Nick Collison: Today, the cycle continues. We make sure our rookies this season—Reggie Jackson and Ryan Reid—wear their pink Justin Bieber and “My Little Pony” backpacks and carry their oversized teddy bears on all road trips. Last year, Royal had Cole Aldrich’s car filled to the roof with packing peanuts. He says he went easy on him—it could have been buttered popcorn. Kendrick Perkins says in Boston they made a rookie go out in a foot of snow and do 100 pushups in only his spandex shorts.
So we hear you’re an admirer of the musical stylings of Stratford, Ontario’s second-greatest cultural export? “He’s my favourite singer,” DeRozan said, with a lingering look so deadpan someone on the medical staff went rushing over for the heart paddles. Sing ‘Baby’ for us? “I don’t know the words to that song,” DeRozan said.
Likely for reasons of verticality, Raptors 7-foot-tall forward Andrea Bargnani did not see Justin Bieber sitting courtside at the ACC at Wednesday’s home opener. “I’m upset because I didn’t notice him,” the Italian said, not sounding very upset. Why, are you a fan of his music? “Hunh?!” Bargnani said, drawing back like someone had just tried to hand him a live rat. Are you a fan of his music? “(Looking aghast) I don’t listen to his music, but he’s a great artist.”
Mete Aktas: This D-Will quote could cost him lose some of his fan base: “In Europe fans jump on you after games. Sometimes I felt like Justin Bieber”
Do you think Justin Bieber could never cross over Steve Nash? Never say never. Whether it is staged, manipulated or Nash just not caring nearly as much as Bieber about a three-on-three game at the gym, there is video out there (posted by Bieber on Twitter, no less) of the teen pop superstar going by Nash if it was Russell Westbrook driving on, well, Nash. Where’s the pick-and-roll help? This will be a set-up line for Nash defense jokes but the whole thing really looks like a made-for-viral event, from Nash’s shoes, to how he cleared a path to Bieber girlfriend Selena Gomez squealing like a baby seal in celebration from the baseline.
Though Justin Bieber’s already sky-high profile has been raised over the last month, he spent much of it literally falling, whether it was in a hailstorm of slo-mo bullets on CSI or on the court of the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game, where it appeared he was tripped up by actor/hip-hop artist Common. Still, the Biebs was in the mood to forgive and forget on TMZ Live yesterday, where he assured Harvey Levin that he had no hard feelings toward Common and spun the NBA face-plant a different way: “He didn’t push me to the ground. I tripped.”
Justin Bieber was named MVP of the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game despite failing to lead his team to victory Friday. His eight points, two rebounds and four assists didn’t make him the star, either. If stat lines were the measuring stick in the voting, then ex-Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen would have won the award. But that’s what happens when the crowd votes for the MVP. Pippen scored more points (17) and led the Eastern Conference Celebrity All-Stars to a 54-49 victory, but it was the teen pop singer who won the crowd’s heart loing ago with his singing skills, not basketball skills. And he did all that without messing up his famous hairdo.