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Justin Bieber was baptized in Tyson Chandler’s bathtub

The 2011 ESPY Awards - Show

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13: Singer Justin Bieber and NBA player Tyson Chandler stand onstage during The 2011 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for ESPN)

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Justin Bieber is no stranger to NBA players. He has dined with Kevin Durant and sat courtside for plenty of Heat games.

But Bieber has a more, um, special relationship with Tyson Chandler.

Maurice Peebles of Complex:

One of the world’s biggest pop stars found salvation in the Upper West Side bathtub of former Knicks center Tyson Chandler.

According to an article in the January 2016 issue of GQ, the rebirth of Justin Bieber happened last year in the unlikeliest of places. GQ writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner tells the story of Bieber living with Pastor Carl Lentz

The two traveled to a Manhattan hotel where Hillsong rents pools for baptisms, but by that time the paparazzi had found out and there was already a crowd of hundreds. Pastor Carl called a friend who had a pool, but by the time they arrived there was a crowd there, too. So, finally, Pastor Carl called his boy.

Tyson Chandler—who now plays for the Phoenix Suns—offered his building’s pool for JB’s baptism, but the pool was closed. Out of options, Chandler decided to offer up his tub

Being famous must be weird.