Justin Bieber took part in the NHL All-Star festivities by playing in the “All-Star Celebrity Shootout.” Unfortunately for Bieber, our lasting memory of the game will be him getting smashed into the boards.
The game, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, featured a mix of celebrities and former players.
At one point, former NHL defenceman Chris Pronger, who won the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s MVP in the 1999-2000 season, pinned Bieber up against the boards. Pronger kept Bieber smashed up against the boards for a couple of seconds and seemed to enjoy the moment.
Associated Press photographer Mark J. Terrill captured the moment, including Pronger’s gigantic grin, in this amazing photograph (click on image for a larger version).
- Mark J. Terrill/AP
The play itself was not quite as bad as that photo looks. But that doesn’t take away from the greatness of it.