Look guys, I’m a Justin Timberlake fan and have seen him in concert twice and NSYNC once, so I can understand grown men going to see pop concerts. I get it. It’s not a big deal. Sometimes you just want to dance and have fun, so back off.
All that being said, J.J. Redick being asked to explain why he went to a Justin Bieber concert on a Magic off-day is TBS Very Funny. From the Orlando Sentinel:
Yes, for those of you who attended the Justin Bieber concert last night at Amway Center, that really was J.J. Redick in the audience.
Redick spent a precious Orlando Magic off-night at the Bieber concert, but there were mitigating circumstances. Redick’s wife, Chelsea, wanted to go.
“A happy wife is a happy life,” J.J. said after the Magic finished practice today.
“I have a general rule that if I have an off-day during the season that I owe it to her to do what she wants unless it’s harmful to my well-being. Her and her friends wanted to go.”
Redick said he’s not a Bieber fan.
In fact, Redick prefers indie rock.
Haha — cool cover, J.J. Redick. “No, I’m not really a Bieber fan. I listen to a lot of indie rock. You know, like the Divine Fits and AMFX. Stuff you’ve probably never heard of. I’m pretty with it.” Very smooth. Very straight. Very post-grad.
But hey, he is right about that “A happy wife is a happy life” thing. Not only is that a famous cliche, it’s also true. When you work around an NBA schedule, sometimes you have to sacrifice your free nights to silly things like hanging out with your wife, being a part of your family or building a relationship. For some reason, paying attention to your significant other is important when you’re busy five nights out of the week.
Nonetheless, I’m sure J.J. had a great time. Not only did he finally get to hear “Beauty and the Beat” in person, he probably also scored some hot hair tips from adoring Beliebers. Kind of a win-win-win, all things considered.
Plus, if Michael Jordan chills with the Biebs, how ashamed can anyone else really be? That guy has never done anything embarrassing since he stopped playing and is a perfect role model.