Known bandwagon sports fan Justin Bieber is at it again.
This time he appears to have switched allegiances to the Los Angeles Clippers – or at least one player, specifically.
Perhaps feeling bad for the fact his “bro” Chris Paul is over 200,000 votes behind Russell Westbrook for the second Western Conference guard spot at the 2016 NBA All-Star Game, Bieber has sent out a couple of tweets in support of the Clipper point guard.
NBA all-star voting now dictates that every tweet or retweet of a tweet that has a player’s name and the hashtag #NBAVote will count as a vote for that player. As of the time of this post, Bieber’s tweets had accumulated over 30,000 votes alone via retweets.
Last season, the Stratford, Ont., native attempted to throw his support behind something more local to him when he sent out a tweet in support of Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry’s all-star candidacy. However, his tweet and the over 56,000 retweets it received, all counted for naught as he forgot to add the vital #NBABallot hashtag.
So, while it’s good that he got the voting process right this time, you have to wonder where all that that good ol’ patriotic pride from last year went – particularly since all the festivities are in Toronto this year.
Then again, the all-star voting period will remain open until Jan. 18 so there’s always the chance Bieber is just waiting until the last minute to give Raptors like Lowry and DeMar DeRozan that little extra bump.
Never say never, right?