Wayne Gretzky acted like a Justin Bieber fanboy for a night
One of hockey’s greatest players is a Belieber. Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky had a chance to meet Justin Bieber in Las Vegas recently, as Gretzky’s Fantasy Camp hit Vegas at the same time as Bieber performed in Vegas as part of his "The Purpose Tour."
Gretzky looked every bit the Bieber fan as he gifted Bieber with an autographed jersey ahead of Bieber’s concert. Just look at that smile on Gretzky’s face.
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Bieber, meanwhile, looked like a messy-haired teenager who was humoring his parents by taking a photo, but it seemed like the singer appreciated the gift as he rocked his new Oilers jersey on stage later that night while a proud Gretzky caught the moment on camera.
— Wayne Gretzky (@OfficialGretzky) March 26, 2016
Bieber grew up in London, Ont., which is prime Toronto Maple Leafs territory, and he played hockey when he was younger. According to an old Instagram video, Bieber is actually a decent hockey player.
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Still, it was very kind of Bieber to grant Gretzky the meet-and-greet opportunity, as Bieber recently canceled all future meet-and-greets with fans because he claimed they left him "depressed."
Love u guys.. I'm going to be canceling my meet and greets. I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people's spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy.. Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression .. The pressure of meeting people's expectations of what I'm supposed to be is so much for me to handle and a lot on my shoulders. Never want to disappoint but I feel I would rather give you guys the show and my albums as promised. Can't tell you how sorry I am, and wish it wasn't so hard on me.. And I want to stay in the healthy mindset I'm in to give you the best show you have ever seen 😉
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Score one for The Great One.