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Pop Some Popcorn, Because Rihanna/Kevin Durant Is Our Latest Favorite Celeb Beef

Only Rih could pull this off.

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If you're like me, you might not have known last night was Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers (LeBron!!! Even *I* know him!) and the Golden State Warriors.

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In case you didn't know, pop megastar Rihanna is a HUGE LeBron James fan, so she's by nature a Cavs supporter.

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Last night she showed up to sit courtside. Because this is Rihanna we're talking about, she didn't just plunk her ass down, pop some popcorn, and cheer at the appropriate times. Oh, no. That's for normal fans.

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This is Rihanna we're talking about, so she's essentially the second-best player on the Cavs after LeBron. Here she is bowing to King James, and then dabbing at a Warriors fan who allegedly told her to sit down:

Amazing. Rihanna bows to LeBron then hits a dab and small waves a Warriors fan telling her to sit down. 💀

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But her real work was trolling Warriors superstar Kevin Durant all evening. In this video, you can hear a woman yelling "BRICK!!!" as Durant takes free throws — and he doesn't look too happy after the fact:

Listen: Rihanna yells "BRIIIIIICK!!!" at Durant during free throw, he stares her down twice 😂 (h/t @tshent)

It turns out it was actually Rihanna's friend/assistant Jenn Rosales who yelled at Durant. Either way he was pissed!

And it looks like Rihanna got to Durant. He stared her down after sinking a three-pointer:

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Here it is again. Rih's got him SO bothered, he even shakes his head at her!!!

Kevin Durant obviously doesn't give a damn about Rihanna. Hit that three in front of her and then stared her down.… https://t.co/bCkW0lscUk

Durant tried to pull a Mariah Carey "I don't know her" when asked about the incident after the game:

Reporter: "...you looked towards the crowd towards Rihanna. Was that on purpose?" KD: "I dont even remember that."… https://t.co/RZl4J7Xg8s

Reporter: "You looked toward the crowd, toward Rihanna. Was that on purpose? Or do you remember that?"

Durant: "I don't even remember that."

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Durant's teammate Steph Curry even told Durant "don't get into that trap" to which Durant responded, "I'm cool, have fun with that."

As for Rihanna, she had some choice words following the game (which the Cavs lost):

Rihanna: "it doesn't matter, bitch", as she passes Cavs locker room.

Rihanna: "It doesn't matter bitch, the King is still the King!"

Of course, fans were here for the drama:

me: i can't with this durant & rihanna thing also me:

Like, really, really here:

Rihanna after Kevin Durant hit that three

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And who can blame them!

Kevin Durant vs Rihanna is the matchup we were all looking forward to.

Basically, this picture sums this burgeoning feud up:

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And guess what: I'm into sports now? Thanks, Rihanna!

H/T Deadspin