Justin Bieber Plays In NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Justin Bieber swapped his hockey gear for a basketball jersey to compete in Friday’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.

The Canadian pop superstar seemed to be having a ball at the annual match-up, even though his team lost. Bieber added only four points to the score.

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Bieber’s fellow players on Team Lakers included Canadian TV personality Drew Scott (of Property Brothers) and Canadian singer-actor Kris Wu.

They lost 75-66 to Team Clippers, whose roster included Win Butler of Montreal's Arcade Fire – who had 10 rebounds and four assists – as well as musician Flea, rapper Quavo and actor-singer Jamie Foxx.

Before the match, ESPN asked Bieber and Foxx is they were vying for game MVP. “I want him to have it,” Foxx said. Bieber replied: “I’ve already got it.”

In fact, this was Bieber’s first appearance at the Celebrity Game since 2011, when he was named MVP.

This year, the title went to Quavo.

Warming up in the dressing room, Bieber said he didn’t recognize teammate Caleb McLaughlin because he’s "more of a dorky kid" on Stranger Things.