Earlier this week, a rumor that Blake Griffin smacked Justin Bieber in a Starbucks surfaced flooding internet blogs and social media. So here’s the story. Justin Bieber walked shirtless into a Starbucks in Hollywood and tried to order a caramel apple macchiato (because that’s a thing–wait, is it?). When Justin was informed that he needed to put a shirt on or leave, he went off the deep end and started screaming at the barista. That’s when NBA Clippers player Blake Griffin, who was sitting in the corner of the cafe observing, supposedly stepped in and smacked Justin Bieber to the ground! There is just something to satisfying about that last sentence, don’t you think? Unfortunately, as entertaining as that story is, it is just a rumor.
So Blake Griffin did NOT punch Justin Bieber? Too bad… I was about to become a Clippers fan!
— Diego Mota (@diegocesarmota) February 14, 2014
We too were ready to root for the Clippers. Some twitter users out there refuse to believe it was only a rumor.
"@UberFacts: Blake Griffin did not smack Justin Bieber while at a Starbucks. It's just a rumor." Were you there?
— Ariana (@le_ariana) February 14, 2014
Sorry, @le_ariana, you better believe (or belieb, pun intended) it. Apparently Justin hasn’t been in Los Angeles for a few weeks. It’s a shame it’s just a rumor because it seems to have made so many people so very happy.
Blake Griffin smacked Justin Bieber in a Starbucks in L.A…. My life is complete
— Mossimo Gambrioli (@Mossimooo) February 14, 2014
Cheers to Blake Griffin for defending a barista at a Starbucks in LA and slapping Justin Bieber's entitled ass
— Moe Rye Uhh♡ (@MoriahHairston) February 14, 2014
Someone please give Blake Griffin a medal for smacking Justin Bieber. Finally someone did it.
— Am (@amareenadhillon) February 14, 2014
Just to reiterate: Blake Griffin didn’t slap Justin Bieber.
BLAKE GRIFFIN DIDNT ACTUALLY SLAP JUSTIN BIEBER IT WOULD'VE BEEN GREAT IF HE DID BUT IT. NEVER. HAPPENED.
— dªwsºn (@djsims10) February 14, 2014
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