Justin Bieber Reportedly Baptized In Former NBA Player's Bathtub (Top Story)

On Monday Justin Bieber Reportedly Baptized In Former NBA Player's Bathtub was a top story. Here is the recap: (Radio.com) A pastor and a pop idol walk into an apartment complex. This isn't the beginning of a joke--It's how the story of Justin Bieber's 2015 baptism in the Hillsong Church starts.

A recent GQ interview with the singer's purported pastor reveals how, after multiple attempts to baptize Bieber, he finally received the sacrament in a former NBA player's bathtub.

Journalist Taffy Brodesser-Akner retold Pastor Carl Lentz's story: Bieber expressed his desire to be baptized immediately. The duo raced to a nearby apartment complex to use the pool, but it was too crowded. But hope was not lost: Lentz also rents a Manhattan hotel pool specifically for baptisms, as one does. They went to the hotel and discovered that the pool was closed.

This is when the pastor decided to phone a friend: former New York Knick Tyson Chandler. "I said, 'Bro, I'm in a jam here. I have JB with me, he wants to get baptized,'" Lentz told GQ. "He's like, 'Done. Easy.' " Read more - here.

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