Justin Timberlake is known to be one of the most soulful singers in Hollywood and now, we are learning that the pop star also has skills on the hardwood.
Timberlake shocked fans on Tuesday night when he made a half-court shot while hooping on the Los Angeles Lakers’ home court.
In a video shared on the singer’s Instagram page, the father of one, clad in a black beanie and sweats, can be seen launching a basketball from mid court. Swish! Yep, he did that.
Wait, it gets better. Not only did the star sink one shot — he sank two! “Still got that range… Grizz took the L. All good though… bounce back,” he captioned one video. Jessica Biel’s husband captioned the other, “And just in case y’all thought it was a fluke.”
Timberlake is known to be a major sports fan. During the 2016 Espy Awards, the 35-year-old honored a group of retired athletes, including Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Olympic Gold medalist Abby Wambach and former Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant.
Timberlake presented all three athletes with the icon award, an achievement that Bryant was incredibly humbled by. “It’s amazing to be standing here,” he said.
“I have a lot of respect for these two. I know the sacrifices that went along with standing here today,” Bryant explained. “We’re up here because we had a dream and let nothing stand in our way…We were never satisfied, never finished, we’ll never be retired.”