Other than the players on the floor, no one received more airtime during last night’s NBA Finals broadcast than pop superstar Rihanna. She loves her hoops and LeBron James and was in the front row at Oracle to root for the Cavs and heckle the Warriors.
Here’s a recap of her extremely visible night during the Warriors Game 1 blowout win:
When she walked in front of Jeff Van Gundy at the scorer’s table, he reacted like a 13-year old girl at a Justin Bieber concert. Easy Van Gundy.
“Rihanna just walked in front of me.” Jeff Van Gundy, the realest, out here willing to risk it all. pic.twitter.com/z2jTfiBYrh
— Sean Craig (@sdbcraig) June 2, 2017
She, or someone in her crew, yelled “Brick!” during a Kevin Durant free throw. Durant stared down in her direction after the made foul shot. Durant was not the man to be trash talking on this night. He finished with 38 points and may have set the record for uncontested dunks in an NBA game.
As she headed for the exits, Ri Ri let everyone know that her faith in LeBron James wasn’t shaken by Game 1. She did this explicitly: