Bieber hits the hardwood after concert
Some music stars would go out partying after a concert — but not Canadian teen sensation Justin Bieber, who wound down with three hours of basketball after one of his sellout shows in Australia, the Herald Sun reported Thursday.
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."
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