Rihanna was the highlight of Game 1 of the NBA Finals, and it really wasn’t all that close. At least, if you’re a fan of the Cavaliers.
First, her night started as she walked by Jeff Van Gundy who completely forgot about the game we’ve all been waiting months for. He was SHOOK.
Then, Rihanna was bowing to LeBron James, which is cool. But some Warriors fans weren’t happy with it, inspiring her to dab on the fans for telling her to sit down. It was an appropriate response.
Amazing.— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) June 2, 2017
Rihanna bows to LeBron then hits a dab and small waves a Warriors fan telling her to sit down.
Those old dudes don’t know what they just got hit with. What is this malarkey!?!?!
The game never got better of course, as the Cavaliers lost 113-91. But Rihanna’s ballin’ ass night wasn’t over — it’s never over until she says it’s over.
That starts with the NBA’s commissioner, Adam Silver, being head of security for her. I knew I liked him as a commissioner, and now he’s earned more points.
Here is Adam Silver lead blocking for @rihanna while leaving Game 1 of the #NBAFinals. pic.twitter.com/5xRmDgn69n— Taco Trey Kerby (@treykerby) June 2, 2017
Once she got inside, it really got lit.
In passing the Cavaliers’ locker room, she said, “It doesn't matter, b****. The King is still the King.” a clear sign of confidence that the Cavaliers will rebound from the brutal loss. It’s also a ringing endorsement for LeBron.
Rihanna: "it doesn't matter, bitch", as she passes Cavs locker room. pic.twitter.com/6DJDBL25Gj— Tony Zarrella (@TonyZ19) June 2, 2017
Rihanna was really putting on for the Cavaliers. Sure, they didn’t win, but she was a great fan even under the worst of circumstances. Ok well — things could be worse.
After the game, Kevin Durant was asked if he stared down Rihanna after making a basket. He claimed he didn’t. Well, actually Stephen Curry didn’t let him speak.
Reporter: "...you looked towards the crowd towards Rihanna. Was that on purpose?"— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 2, 2017
KD: "I dont even remember that."#NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/P4AIN2zyun
But it sure looks like he did exactly that.
Listen: Rihanna yells "BRIIIIIICK!!!" at Durant during free throw, he stares her down twice (h/t @tshent) pic.twitter.com/XYdFOv9mc3— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) June 2, 2017