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Nerlens Noel

Hell Yeah, I Listen to Bieber!

When I'm Home By Myself

8/13/2014 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

081314_nerlens_noel_launch_v3Philadelphia 76ers rookie center Nerlens Noel had no problem admitting to our photog he listens to Justin Bieber's music, but telling his teammates ... might be a different story.

Noel was in Midtown Manhattan when he volunteered that Bieber is his favorite celebrity baller, and he even copped to liking a few songs ... at home.

But you gotta see his reaction when we ask if he'd play it in the locker room. NN's trying to play it cool, but it's pretty clear the 76ers ain't bumping "Boyfriend."  

Which is probably good. Even better -- the other pop star he reveals is DEFINITELY persona non grata. 
The Sixers don't win many games, but at least they don't play crappy music. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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TuxThePenguin    

bwaaaap. hands above the covers?

36 days ago
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Chgome    

WTF, now who is this ? TMZ your so hard up

36 days ago
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Chgome    

This an EXCLUSIVE report from TMZ. Bet the New York Times, CNN and MSNBC are pissed they didn't get this story.

36 days ago
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whiteblack    

Another of Justin's Boyfriends?

36 days ago
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Jimmdog    

I have lost all respect for this man . . . And I have no idea who he is.

36 days ago
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thomas4598    

Norlens Noel looks like Kel Mitchell from Goodburger.. Just saying....

36 days ago
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thomas4598    

Norlens Noel looks like Ed from Goodburger

36 days ago
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Sushi    

They named this kid ''Nerlen'' ? Enough said!

36 days ago
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boo boo    

Another rookie center draft bust.

36 days ago
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Neal    

So this confirms that he is the NBA's second openly gay player?

36 days ago
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JDLW    

wow...someone that is honest, that's amazing! Bieber's new music is good to those that like hip hop. Good for this guy for not being a pu*sy and trying to deny it.

36 days ago
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baby    

he is 6ay

36 days ago
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AV8TRIX    

This dude is very happy.

36 days ago
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Chris    

I searched all of the TOP entertainment websites looking for a story about this man and couldn't find a thing. Then I came to TMZ (a/k/a the BOTTOM "entertainment" website) and BAM! There it was! I guess it's because TMZ has the EXCLUSIVE on this "newsbreaker." That explains it.

36 days ago
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watzitooya    

Yikes!

36 days ago
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