Justin Bieber wins celebrity game MVP

By BETH HARRIS
AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Bieber finally got a trophy.

The teen singing sensation, who was shut out at the Grammys, was chosen most valuable player despite playing for the losing team in the NBA All-Star celebrity game.

Bieber had eight points, four assists and two rebounds for the West team, which lost 54-49 to the East on Friday night at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Hall of Fame player Scottie Pippen led the Magic Johnson-coached East team with 17 points in a game whose defensive highlight might have been Pippen’s third-quarter block of Bieber.

Updated February 18, 2011