Scottie Pippen looked like he could walk back into any NBA practice court and keep up with the young cats playing the game. He simply dominated the BVAA NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, posting a bunch of points in the 54-49 win by his Eastern Conference team.
And when he honed in on Justin Bieber, the kid from Canada, who lives in Atlanta and wears New Orleans Hornets colors to Atlanta Hawks games just simply didn't have a chance. Bieber, who connected on a 3-pointer in the first half, was just flat out shut down on another 3-point try by Pippen -- who didn't even leave his feet to block the shot.
But not even an NBA great, who played alongside Michael Jordan could overcome Bieber fever.
The tween icon with the shaggy hair won the text vote from all his tween fans and took the MVP award, finishing with eight points. The game also included stars Romeo Miller (f/k/a Little Romeo), the rapper/actor Common and former NBA stars Chris Mullen, Jalen Rose and Rick Fox.
Bill Walton coached the Eastern Conference stars to victory, while West coach Magic Johnson begrudgingly took the loss, even razzing Pippen for playing too hard in the third quarter -- jokingly accusing him that he was playing like it was the 1991 finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Bulls.
The West cut the lead to 50-47 when Miller split a pair of free throws with under a minute left, before the West missed a layup on the other side of the floor. Bieber jacked up a wild 3-pointer, which missed the mark and the ball went out of bound to the Western Conference team. A.C. Green nailed a pair of free throws to seal the win.
But the outcome of the game doesn't matter. Thanks to Bieber fever, it's Atlanta 1, the rest of the country a big fat nothin'. Atlanta gets the MVP.