Justin Bieber helps Kyle Lowry become All-Star starter
Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry has been named a starter for the Eastern Conference in the NBA All-Star Game, and — Belieb it or not — he may have Justin Bieber to thank.
At the beginning of the week, Lowry trailed Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade by more than 100,000 votes. The margin seemed to significant too overcome, but then Bieber sent this tweet.
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) January 19, 2015
If you don’t think that helped sway the vote in Lowry’s favor, you have no idea how hardcore Bieber’s fans are. The tweet was retweeted about 50,000 times and favorited the same amount. Of those 50,000 retweets, half were probably teenaged girls who have no idea what a Kyle Lowry is but did as Bieber told them to do.
Heck, even one of our favorite women’s tennis players probably voted for Lowry after Bieber’s tweet.
For what it’s worth, Lowry is averaging 19.8 points, 7.5 assists, and 4.9 rebounds per game. Wade is averaging 21.8 points, 5.5 assists and 4.0 rebounds. The numbers are very similar, so we all know what happened here. The difference came up Bieber.