Leave it to Rihanna to steal the show at Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.
Rihanna made no secret of how much she is a fan of LeBron James, whose Cleveland Cavaliers played the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. She, or possibly her assistant who was sitting next to her, tried to distract the Warriors’ Kevin Durant when he was at the free-throw line. One of the women yelled, “Brick!” as he took his shots. He stared her down after making a 3-pointer a few minutes later.
In a postgame press conference, Durant was asked about staring down the star after making that shot and he said he didn’t remember doing that.
“Don’t get into that trap,” said fellow Warriors star Steph Curry, who was sitting next to Durant during the press conference.
Although the Warriors beat the Cavaliers 113-91, Rihanna could apparently be heard yelling, “The king is still the king!” in reference to James.
Aside from her courtside antics, Rihanna was also probably the best-dressed person in the arena. She wore a voluminous black top, black skinny pants and black fitted boots.