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Heat owner Micky Arison denies banning Justin Bieber from Miami home games

Jan 25, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber, recently arrested for DUI and other charges, wasn’t in his usual courtside seat for the Miami Heat’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.

Bruna Nessif of E! News:

A source tells E! News Bieber’s tickets were pulled last minute by the Heat because they didn’t want the particular brand of attention that his presence would inevitably attract.

Reportedly, the Heat even went a step further:

Heat owner Micky Arison denied it:

It seems unreasonable to ban Bieber for being arrest. Would the Heat ban any other fans simply for having a record?

That said, the Heat don’t have to gift Bieber tickets – which, based on the mysterious intersection of celebrities and NBA games, may or not be happening – and they don’t have to show him on the videoboard, either.

But if he buys his own seats, keeping him out seems extreme.

It’s hard to get too worked up over this, though – especially because Arison denied it. If the Heat did keep Bieber out Thursday, it certainly won’t happen again, not with the boss backing the Biebs publicly.

If I had to some up my feelings for this whole saga, I’d just defer to Kendall Marshall:

  1. davidly - Jan 25, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    But if he buys his own seats, keeping him out seems extreme.
    Not to mention illegal.

  2. 00maltliquor - Jan 25, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    @this @that @blahblah @blah @@@@@@@@@@@

    I can’t even read or understand these twatter messages. They make no sense and look stupid.

    • davidly - Jan 25, 2014 at 5:48 PM

      THE TWEETS ARE COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE!!!!1111 @00maltliquor @proballtalkdotcom @biebs&micky @fiffycent

      • 00maltliquor - Jan 25, 2014 at 5:56 PM

        WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN!!!??? lol!!

      • jimeejohnson - Jan 25, 2014 at 8:31 PM

        It means you’re getting old.

      • eugenesaxe1 - Jan 26, 2014 at 9:15 PM

        Nice :)

  3. mrlaloosh - Jan 25, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    This is a story? Can’t wait for the playoffs.

    • 00maltliquor - Jan 25, 2014 at 5:59 PM

      Anything The Biebs does is a front page story, you didn’t know?

  4. sisisisisisisi - Jan 25, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Any rumor on banning Miley also?

  5. tampajoey - Jan 25, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    So Justin Bieber is a Miami Heat fan… i really didn’t need another reason to hate the little poser prick.

    • jimeejohnson - Jan 25, 2014 at 8:33 PM

      You’re a hateful kinda right winger so you need to let that hate out. You go, Tampon.

      • tampajoey - Jan 25, 2014 at 9:49 PM

        Go jerk off to your Bieber poster hanging in your bedroom.

      • money2long - Jan 25, 2014 at 10:48 PM

        lol, so disrespectful

  6. 950003cups - Jan 25, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    Someone should just throw him off a rooftop and put him out of his misery.

    • eugenesaxe1 - Jan 26, 2014 at 9:16 PM

      Put US out of our misery.

  7. 1972wasalongtimeago - Jan 25, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    If Jason Kidd isn’t banned from NBA arenas, no way Beebs should be banned. (but notice Micky didn’t mention JB not being banned from Carnival Cruiseships)

  8. sf49ers4 - Jan 25, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    Does anyone edit these posts? Horrible grammar! Too much twitter, eh?

  9. ufools - Jan 26, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    I wish we could ban Bieber of breathing.

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