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Sam Gardner

Sam Gardner is a general assignment writer for FOXSports.com. Originally from Orlando, Fla., he previously covered the Orlando Magic for FOX Sports Florida and has also covered the NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals and MLB playoffs. Follow him on Twitter.

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Noted Raptors Lakers Bulls Warriors Wizards Magic Thunder Hawks Nets Grizzlies Heat diehard fan Justin Bieber was at American Airlines Arena last night, where he sat courtside — and was not kicked out — as the Heat bludgeoned the Indiana Pacers in Game 7 to move onto the NBA Finals.

Virtually everything about the frontrunning music star’s ensemble begged to be ridiculed, from the leather baseball jersey he was most definitely sweating in, to the ( comparatively modest) gold chains hanging from his neck, to the sunglasses he wore at night (presumably, so he could see the light that’s right before his eyes) to the big scary kitty cat tattoo.

But it was Bieber’s hat that really stole the show — and my, was it quite a hat:

(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

The denim, acid-washed number reportedly has a brim made of a combination of leather and python skin, which sounds like something Charlie Sheen would make up, but it isn’t. The strap on the back is made of the same material, and the whole cap will run you $450 and is apparently made by the same designer who created Kevin Durant’s awesome Seattle Supersonics hat earlier in the playoffs.

It also, apparently, renders the wearer completely incapable of tilting his head backward, as evidenced by this classic Bieber water bottle-drinking gif. (But then again, I wouldn’t want my $450 hat to fall off, either.):

There’s no telling whether Bieber turns up at any of the Finals games, starting with Game 1 on Thursday in Miami. But if he chooses to make a stop in San Antonio, I’d recommend going with this hat, along with maybe a fur coat and a pair of moon shoes. (At this point, he’s got a reputation to live up to.)

As for who lifts the Larry O’Brien Trophy at the end of the series? That doesn’t really matter. Because if we’ve learned anything, it’s that — regardless of the sport — Bieber is always rooting for whoever’s winning.

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