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Bruins Didn't Bieber-Proof Locker Room, Despite Reports

April 17, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Recording artist Justin Bieber in attendance to watch the Los Angeles Lakers play against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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Michael SmithContributor IIIJuly 22, 2013

The Boston Bruins are denying reports that the team roped off the area around the Spoked-B logo in the team's dressing room to prevent teen heartthrob Justin Bieber from stepping on it.

In fact, they say he was never in the locker room at all, despite being at the arena for a performance on Saturday.

There have been numerous reports that the logo was roped off during Bieber's concert at TD Garden, in expectation that he would tour the locker room during his visit.

However, Matthew Chmura, the public relations representative for the B's, tweeted that the photos circulating around the Internet are old and that the Biebs didn't set foot in the locker room.

This photo made the rounds online, asserting that the Eastern Conference champs took measures to prevent Bieber from making the same faux pas that he made with the Chicago Blackhawks.

 

A couple weeks ago, the Canadian singer was photographed standing on the Blackhawks' logo in the locker room at the United Center, drawing the ire of Andrew Shaw.

The 19-year-old entertainer is no stranger to the sports world. He is commonly seen courtside at NBA games, and at this year's NBA Finals, Bieber drew flack online for wearing a leather shirt, and thanks to this GIF from gamedayr.com, drinking water in an unusual way.

He also got to skate with the Toronto Maple Leafs a couple years ago. Former Leaf netminder Jonas Gustavsson called him a "decent" player, according to Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun.

NHL players and coaches will avoid stepping on the team's logo in the dressing room out of respect, a tradition Toronto Star columnist Cathal Kelly criticized today.

 

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