Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Kobe Bryant has running bet on implosion of Justin Bieber's career

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It doesn't take a rocket scientist to determine that Justin Bieber is heading down a troubled path. All you have to do is pick up the latest tabloid for proof. Kobe Bryant knows this and that's why the 35-year-old NBA superstar is betting on Bieber's inevitable demise.

Ben McGrath of The New Yorker provides more on the story:

Kobe Bryant and a business associate have a running bet on the staying power of the pop stars Katy Perry and Justin Bieber. Bryant, who wears self-discipline like a badge, has long favored the more predictable Perry’s odds, and found in Bieber’s recent tabloid episodes hints of a looming implosion: talent spurned. As he and the associate walked into the dining room at the Four Seasons, in downtown Miami, in late January, the associate, a Belieber, mentioned that Bryant had been giving him a hard time about it for years. He seemed almost ready to concede. That morning, elsewhere in Miami, Bieber had been caught drag racing and booked for driving under the influence.

Bryant knows all too well how it's like to be a young adult held under the microscope of society. However, he quickly pulled his act together before letting it jeopardize his basketball career. 

Will Bieber be able to weather the storm as well? Bryant's betting against it.

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