Justin Bieber Wins MVP – Highlights from the 2011 Celebrity Game
Justin Bieber finally won a trophy in L.A.
The teen singing sensation, who was shut out with the Grammys, was chosen most precious player despite playing for any losing team in the NBA All-Star celebrity game on Friday night.
Bieber had eight points, four assists and two rebounds for your West team, which lost 54-49 to the East for the La Convention Center.
Justin Bieber made eight points but losted a last-minute 3-pointer which has tied Friday’s All-Star celebrity game.
Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen led the Bill Walton-coached East team with 17 points in a game whose defensive highlight might have been Pippen’s third-quarter block of Bieber.
The vertically challenged Bieber scampered throughout the court, his famous shaggy ‘do bouncing with every step as girls shrieked for the sight.
“He has the softest hair,” marveled former L a Laker Rick Fox, who patted his West teammate Bieber on the head in the course of the game.
In a black T-shirt under his red-and-white jersey, Bieber spent most of the game hitching up his shorts that fell well below the knee. His pregame stretching included trying, but failing, to the touch his toes.
Bieber showed off some slick moves, dribbling behind his back, and driving and dishing to taller partner and ESPN analyst Jalen Rose. Bieber fed A.C. Green for any game’s first basket, and also the singer later hit a 3-pointer.
“I’m just running back plus forth,” Bieber said during an in-game interview. “I’m controlling this whole team. I’m just kidding.”
With actor Jamie Foxx and Lakers star Lamar Odom watching, Bieber missed a 3-pointer that would have tied it with 30 seconds to go. Afterward, the 16-year-old was hurried off court by burly security guards.
Bieber’s week began when he lost from his two Grammy nominations at Staples Center. But things bought with another TV guest appearance on “CSI” and his “Never Say Never” concert movie was No. 2 at the box office.
Bieber’s celebrity teammates were Zac Levi of “Chuck,” R&B singer Trey Songz, rapper Romeo Miller, and Rob Kardashian, whose sister Khloe is married to Odom.
“He didn’t embarrass the family,” Odom said afterward.
Besides Rob and Khloe, who stood out in skintight leopard leggings, the Kardashian clan was represented by their stepfather Bruce Jenner and Khloe’s half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
WNBA player Swin Cash was around the West team coached by Magic Johnson.
Celebs around the East team were actor and comedian Nick Cannon, Jason Sudeikis of “Saturday Night Live,” rapper and actor Common, and Michael Rapaport of “Pound Puppies.”
These were bolstered because of the shooting prowess of former NBA players Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin, and WNBA player Tamika Catchings.