When I was a kid, I played basketball religiously. I begged my mom to get me voice lessons because I wanted to learn to sing the right way, but at the same time, I was playing Junior Olympic basketball, and I was playing point guard for my school. But I was wanting to get into entertainment, into music and film and television.

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake

Profession: Musician
Nationality: American

When I was a kid, I played basketball religiously. I begged my mom to get me voice lessons because I.. Justin Timberlake

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Just writing and being in the studio was like therapy for me.

My career decisions have nothing to do with my personal life.

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