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Britney Spears Says Shes Not Playing with a Baller

By steph

Update: Britney Denies Crush on NBA Giant, Chokes Back Tears

Britney Spears cleared up any rumors Wednesday that she’s got a crush on Los Angeles Lakers forward Luke Walton, 27, whom the singer had dubbed “cute” in 2004. Spears communicated to inquiring paparazzi that it is her cousin who has the crush on the 6-foot-8 basketballer. sources say Spears nodded in agreement when her cousin Alli told photographers that she is the gal with the hots for Walton, and it was she who dragged the recently rehabbed pop star to three Lakers games in just over a week. (Bummer for Alli: Lakers rep John Black tells Us Weekly that “Luke has a girlfriend.”)

Spears, 25, has been spending a lot of time with her cousin since returning from her weekend retreat in Las Vegas. The two hit the Epitome Salon in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, with Spears stripping down to a white bikini for a tanning session.

Then the pair then drove all over town, blasting Nelly Furtado’s CD on the stereo, sipping Starbucks and shopping for kids’ clothes for Spears’ sons.

When a nearby photographer asked Britney when he could hear her new album, she responded with a smile and, in an apparent joke, said, “I think I might be quitting!” But her mood grew more thoughtful when another pap told Britney that she is doing great since getting out of rehab.

She got teary and said, “Thank you, I love you.”

An onlooker tells, “You could tell that words of support really mean a lot to her right now.”

(via US Weekly)

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