Justin Bieber endorses Chris Paul for All-Star Game
Justin Bieber continues to draw the ire of basketball fans in his home country.
The Canadian singer took to Twitter to drum up votes for a certain point guard. No, it wasn't Toronto Raptors floor general Kyle Lowry. Instead, the Biebs backed Los Angeles Clippers veteran Chris Paul.
The 22-year-old artist peddled for All-Star votes for CP3 last year, adding about 90,000 votes for the former ASG MVP between two tweets. Although that wasn't enough for the 31-year-old to start in the showcase, he made his ninth All-Star appearance as a reserve in Toronto.
Bieber's latest call got about 20,000 votes in the span of three hours for Paul, who was fifth in votes among West guards as of Thursday.
In the other conference, Lowry was sixth in East guard votes after first returns. Bieber tried to help him garner votes in the past, tweeting in 2015 that the Raptors' leader deserved to be an All-Star. That tweet was shared 55,000 times, but didn't count toward Lowry's bid because the songwriter failed to include "#NBAVote."
Despite the gaffe, Lowry started in each of the last two All-Star Games.