Well here's an odd story for the day. It involves NBA legend Kobe Bryant, pop sensation Justin Bieber, and a long term wager.
According to the New Yorker, Bryant has a bet with a business associate about who's career will last longer; the Biebs or another pop star Katy Perry.
Unfortunately for the young Canadian, Kobe expects his career to implode in the near future.
"Kobe Bryant and a business associate have a running bet on the staying power of the pop stars Katy Perry and Justin Bieber," the article reads.
"Bryant, who wears self-discipline like a badge, has long favored the more predictable Perry’s odds, and found in Bieber’s recent tabloid episodes hints of a looming implosion: talent spurned.
As he and the associate walked into the dining room at the Four Seasons, in downtown Miami, in late January, the associate, a Belieber, mentioned that Bryant had been giving him a hard time about it for years. He seemed almost ready to concede.
That morning, elsewhere in Miami, Bieber had been caught drag racing and booked for driving under the influence."
As a young star himself, Kobe knows all the dangers that fame can bring when you are exposed to the limelight at such a young page.
With his recent turmoil, arrests, and lashing out it seems that the 35-year old may be right about Bieber's career going down the pan.