Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob and Rihanna were originally sitting next to each other during Game 1 of the NBA Finals, but that later changed when Lacob's fiancée, Nicole Curran, switched seats with him.
Warriors owner Joe Lacob was sitting courtside next to Rihanna. His fiancée put an end to that. pic.twitter.com/nefmPSzcKb— SI NBA (@si_nba) June 5, 2015
So why the change? Some have speculated about jealousy, but Lacob cites a different reason: he was tired of hearing Rihanna cheer for LeBron James.
ICYMI: @Warriors owner Joe Lacob says he moved seats away from @Rihanna during Game 1 because she was rooting for the @cavs #behindthegame— Chat Sports (@ChatSports) June 6, 2015
Lacob also wanted to make it clear that it wasn't him who invited the pop star:
Joe Lacob: "I want to clarify something. I did not give Rihanna those seats. She bought those seats." #behindthegame— David Lombardi (@LombardiESPN) June 6, 2015
In the end, it all worked out for Lacob since the Warriors won.