Posted May 5, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Bieber hits the courts


Whoever thought Justin Bieber wasn’t a down-to-earth fellow was mistaking. He joined some of his buddies on the b-ball court right after a concert on Tuesday. He showed some nice moves, and recently won the MVP award at the Celebrity game during NBA All-Star weekend. He also played soccer with FC Barcelona a month ago. Read the excerpt, courtesy foxsports:

Following his final performance at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, 17-year-old Bieber and his entourage arrived at nearby Albert Park College at 10:30 p.m. local time Tuesday so the pop star could play some ball.

The session was organized by former Australian National Basketball League star Nigel Purchase whose son Jack, 15 years old and standing 6-foot-6, was picked by Bieber to play on his team.

“He’s [Bieber] not very tall but he handles the ball well,” Purchase Sr. said.

Purchase Jr. described Bieber as a good player.

“He talked a lot with his crew and was talking about [NBA star] Russell Westbrook,” he said.

“I had just been at training and mom called to tell me he’s coming down. It was really fun and I hope we can keep in touch.”