Justin Bieber Had To "Pinch" Himself After Meeting NBA Legend Michael Jordan

23 January 2013, 12:17 | Updated: 23 January 2013, 16:20

The 'As Long As You Love Me' singer got to meet one of his all-time sporting heroes this week.

Justin Bieber has spoken of his excitement after getting to meet NBA legend Michael Jordan at one of his 'Believe' tour shows this week.

The 'Boyfriend' singer took the opportunity to look back on his career and admitted he had to pinch himself after getting to pose for a picture with the iconic basketball star.

"I would like to repeat. I met MICHAEL JORDAN tonight! #SWAG," Justin tweeted yesterday (22nd January). "Still the kid from Stratford. Still pinching myself and grateful for everyday. It all comes from him. #BLESSED.

"One more time… Michael Jordan. That happened @alfredoflores," Justin added, after retweeting a friend's picture of them with the retired basketball player in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Check out a picture of Justin Bieber and friends posing with NBA star Michael Jordan below (Credit: Twitter):

Earlier this week, Justin overtook Lady Gaga as the most followed person on Twitter, after being second for the majority of the past two years. He now has over 33 million followers of his official account.

Justin Bieber is currently preparing for the release of his new album 'Believe Acoustic', which features re-recordings of several of his 'Believe' album tracks as well as a number of brand new songs.