Justin Bieber is becoming one of the best-known celebrity sports fans around, especially now that he’s been moving from the stands to actual playing surfaces.
The Lakers may have Jack Nicholson and Kentucky basketball can claim Ashley Judd, but Bieber has actually put on uniforms for high profile NBA and NHL events in recent years.
The “Yummy” singer also still finds time to cheer on his favorite teams and players from the front row and has been spotted at several professional basketball and hockey games over the years.
Here’s a look back at seven times Justin Bieber made it clear that he’s about more than just music.
1 2018 NBA CELEBRITY ALL-STAR GAME
Bieber looks to have complete command of the floor while wearing the colors of the hometown Lakers. But unfortunately his team, which also included actor Michael B. Jordan and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, lost to Quavo, Offset and Team Clippers.
2 2017 NHL ALL-STAR CELEBRITY SHOOTOUT
Bieber took the ice at Staples Center a year earlier and shared a moment with Kings hall of famer Luc Robitaille. Bieber played on Team Gretzky alongside fellow celebs Tim Robbins and Cuba Gooding Jr. and NHL greats Eric Lindros and Joe Sakic.
3 PAYING TRIBUTE TO KOBE BRYANT
Like most of Los Angeles and beyond, Bieber was deeply affected by the loss of the former Lakers superstar. His purchase of Kobe-themed wall art inspired Idiot Box Art to sell hundreds of miniature versions of the piece to raise money for Kobe's charity.
4 PRACTICING WITH NHL PLAYERS
Bieber went home to Canada for the holidays in 2019 and laced up his skates with some childhood friends, not to mention three of the best players on his favorite team, the Maple Leafs. Bieber and his brother, Jaxon, posed for this picture with Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and Tyson Barrie.
5 CHECKING IN ON LEBRON IN CLEVELAND
Bieber and Usher didn't want to miss King James' homecoming. The two singers had a close-up view of LeBron as he struggled in his first game for the Cavs after four years with the Heat. The home team lost to the Knicks that night.
6 CHECKING IN ON LEBRON IN MIAMI
Bieber clearly has an interest in one of the greatest basketball players of all time. In 2011, he brought Selena Gomez along to watch the Heat and Mavericks play game 4 of the NBA Finals. James lost on that night as well.
7 GETTING COZY WHILE WATCHING THE MAPLE LEAFS
It was a new era for Bieber as he took in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs with his wife, Hailey. But unfortunately it was another loss on the ice. They watched the Leafs fall to the Bruins in a game seven.