Much to the chagrin of hockey fans and most Canadians, Justin Bieber is a hockey player when he isn’t busy being a pop star, terrible driver, alleged drug user and a jail bird amongst other things. The hockey community has had its run-ins with the Biebs is the past. Whether it was standing on the Blackhawks logo, getting an ECHL contract offer, practicing with the Toronto Maple Leafs, or wearing matching 6/9 jerseys with then girlfriend Selena Gomez to Winnipeg Jets games.
By: Adam Pyde – @Adam_Pyde
Recently, he crashed what appeared to be a drop in hockey session in Atlanta on Tuesday to play some puck. Wearing gold chains. And skinny jeans. Or whatever he calls those pants.
Apparently, he and his entourage rolled up in a pair of limos to the Marietta Ice Center in Cobb County, where about 40 people were skating, including some members of the Atlanta Knights. A young man by the name of Jacob Ruggiero alerted his sister Alex that JB was in the rink and on the ice, and she rushed over to witness his hockey skills in his goofy pants and gold chains.
From Access Atlanta, Ally McCarthy explains:
“Two limos pulled up and Justin walked right out with his entourage,” Alex said. “He skated a while and then said hey to a few of my friends. He was there for about an hour. Initially he was allowing people to take pictures of him but then he was like nah, and then got really annoyed at everyone and left.”
“We watched him play with a bunch of other club hockey players for a while and he was really good! He took pictures with some hockey players on the sideline. Then he left and we didn’t manage to get any pictures with him because there were a lot of hockey players and fans surrounding him which was understandable! But we managed to get those pictures of him and a quick hello as he walked out!”
Here’s Justin Bieber, showing off his “really good” skills:
Stick always on the ice kiddo.
Bieber posted this video to his Instagram
At least he’s not peeing in mop buckets or getting arrested or taking lewd pictures with strippers and hookers or getting his private jet pilots high on 2nd hand pot smoke.
But everything aside, it is pretty cool to see him drop by and play a little puck with some regular people. Its probably not easy for him to do simple things like this without a lot of fanfare.
Pucky Daddy sums it up well:
Sure, he may be an out-of-control fame-corrupted pop tart who is pissing away talent for the sake of his own self-destruction, but darn it, he’s hockey’s out-of-control fame-corrupted pop tart who is pissing away talent for the sake of his own self-destruction …
But seriously, what are those pants called?