Reporting Tim Kephart
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – South Florida is known for celebrities and the bandwagon filling up when a team from the area is close to a championship. Monday night’s Miami Heat game had both of those with at least one celebrity inspiring Twitter to as Russell Crowe said in Gladiator, “unleash hell.”
Pop superstar Justin Bieber, who has been seen plenty of times supporting the Los Angeles Lakers when in L.A., showed up to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Miami Monday night and wore leather shirt and enough chains to make Mr. T and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. jealous.
Bieber’s appearance, both at the game, and his choice of clothing including a Miami Heat hat, got the tweet’s rolling during the game as cameras constantly showed the pop icon. The jokes and snarky comments exploded and people even went crazy that the Biebs may have been wearing lip gloss.
Here’s a sampling of some of the tweets from Monday night’s game about Bieber.
“Why so much hating on @justinbieber? Obviously, he was made up to audition for remake of The Birdcage and took wrong turn.” – ESPN’s Paul Finebaum
“Did Birdman just take a dump courtside? No wait. That’s Justin Bieber.” – Billy Corben
“Every guy needs at least one friend who is not on the payroll who can say, hey fella – don’t wear lip gloss to the Heat game. #Biebs” – ESPN host Scott Van Pelt
“Justin Bieber is at the game dressed like a total douche bag. Of course he is a Heat fan.” “Justin Bieber dressed like a douche. Flo Rida’s manager kicked out for beefing with NBA Players. Stay Classy, Miami.” – Not Bill Walton (parody account)
“All I got from tonight’s game is that Justin Bieber made a poor choice with his attire. Like a very poor choice.” – ESPN’s Edward Aschoff
“This astronaut should have taken his helmet off at the game” – television star Danielle Fishel said of a picture of Bieber at the game.
“I wonder if Justin Bieber has matching Miami Heat panties on too” – Evil Mike Tomlin (parody account)
“Justin Bieber wearing the back of a folding chair” – Twitter user Dave Bry
“Pretty sure the 1993 New Jersey Nets should get royalties for the Bieber hat” – ESPN’s Darren Rovell
“Somewhere, Amanda Bynes is laughing at Justin Bieber’s outfit tonight #Heat #Pacers” – ESPN host Robert Flores
“It’s hard to keep looking over at Justin Bieber here without thinking that Keyshawn Johnson’s is not finished.” – reporter Rachel Nichols
“Haven’t seen any clowning of the Pacers on Twitter. Justin Bieber, on the other hand…” – ESPN’s J.A. Adande
“I like that y’all think Justin Bieber even knows what a Miami is.” – Every Day Should Be Saturday