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“Somebody..I Can Lean on”- NHL Star Auston Matthews Opens Up on Bromance With Justin Bieber

Published 03/26/2022, 3:06 PM EDT

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Nothing replaces a good old friendship. Even when you are at the prime of your game like Auston Matthews, it’s always great to know that your friend, Justin Bieber, is right beside you. The Toronto Maple Leafs’ superstar is the most impressive player in NHL history. Even off the rink, he always manages to be the center of attention.

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Auston is someone who likes to have fun. He is often seen experimenting with his looks and his hockey stick tricks leave the audience awestruck at times. Some would say that the Maple Leafs forward has become somewhat of a bigger-than-the-game pop cultural icon in the NHL.

Auston Matthews talks about his friendship with Justin Bieber

The two share the kind of friendship people can actually look up to. Justin Bieber’s love for Maple Leafs is well known. In simple terms, “Bieber is a BeLeafer.” However, Auston’s friendship is also a big reason behind his devotion to the team. The two are almost inseparable and are often seen sharing each other’s stories on social media.

On the question of his friendship with Bieber, Auston said, “it’s not one of those ‘celebrity whatever’ relationships—like, it’s a true friendship. I know he cares about me a lot and the same goes for myself with him.”


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He further added, “He’s somebody that I know I can lean on for just about anything; he’s someone to talk to, to vent to, or just kinda B.S. with. It’s pretty cool to have somebody like that in your corner.”

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Justin Bieber teamed up with Leafs to launch a jersey

The superstar singer Justin Bieber is trying to take his friendship one step further with the Toronto Maple Leafs. In collaboration with the team, he’ll be soon launching a jersey. Everyone is so excited about the collaboration, including Justin’s buddy Auston. He said, “Yeah, we’re thinking about doing this jersey collaboration. It’s exciting. I think that stuff like this is what hockey probably needs more of in a sense.”

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Well, it appears Justin and Auston are certainly setting some serious friendship goals through their common love for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Saurav Panwar

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Saurav Panwar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A postgraduate in Media and Communication Studies, he shares a profound love for creative direction and filmmaking. Saurav is also an avid reader and a literature devotee whose fandom spreads from classics to sci-fi, non-fiction, plays, comics, and much more.

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