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Bieber in the NBA?

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What was singing star Justin Bieber doing at the National Basketball All Star weekend? He was playing – and he put on an MVP performance. 

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Five feet, five inches tall Justin Bieber is congratulated by his 6 feet nine inches tall coach, Magic Johnson.

What was Justin Bieber doing at the National Basketball Association (NBA) All Star weekend?

He was playing – not in the main event, of course, but in Friday’s night’s NBA Celebrity All Star game where the teams are made up of well-known actors, singers, athletes and former NBA stars.

Now Justin Bieber is only 16 years old and stands just 5 feet, 5 inches (165 cm) tall, so he’s not going to have college or NBA basketball coaches interested in recruiting him.

Still, he played surprisingly well, scoring eight points, two rebounds and four assists. That included some impressive dribbling and a long three-point basket.

The star of the game was clearly Scottie Pippen, a Hall of Fame player who was Michael Jordan’s teammate during his days with the Chicago Bulls.

However, the player who was voted MVP (Most Valuable Player) was – you guessed it – Justin Bieber.  The reason of course was because the fans voted for the winner and they included a huge number of young girls who know little or nothing about basketball.

And what did the NBA players think of Justin Bieber winning MVP of the Celebrity All-Star game? No one seemed to care but some players did marvel at Bieber’s other traits.

“He has the softest hair,” said former Los Angeles Lakers star Rick Fox.

Adapted from various agency reports.

congratulate – to tell someone that you are pleased about their success, good luck or happiness แสดงความยินดี
celebrity – a famous person, especially in entertainment or sports ผู้มีชื่อเสียง, ผู้โด่งดัง
recruit – to get someone join an organisation, work for a company, etc.  รับคนใหม่, จ้างคนใหม่
still – despite what has just been said แม้กระนั้น
rebound – the act of catching the ball after a player has thrown it at the basket and has not scored a point ลูกบอลที่สะท้อนกลับ
assist – to help in scoring a basket by passing the ball to the player who scores ช่วย
impressive – something that people admire because it is very good, very large or shows great skill ซึ่งน่าประทับใจ
dribble – to move forwards with a ball by bouncing it several times in basketball เลี้ยงลูก (ในกีฬาบาสเกตบอล)
teammate – a member of the same team or group as yourself ผู้ร่วมกลุ่ม
marvel – to show or feel surprise or admiration ประหลาดใจกับ, แปลกใจกับ
trait – a particular quality คุณสมบัติ, ลักษณะพิเศษ

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