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.
In case you didn't know, pop megastar Rihanna is a HUGE LeBron James fan, so she's by nature a Cavs supporter.
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.
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:
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:
And it looks like Rihanna got to Durant. He stared her down after sinking a three-pointer:
Here it is again. Rih's got him SO bothered, he even shakes his head at her!!!
Durant tried to pull a Mariah Carey "I don't know her" when asked about the incident after the game:
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):
Of course, fans were here for the drama:
Like, really, really here:
And who can blame them!
Basically, this picture sums this burgeoning feud up:
And guess what: I'm into sports now? Thanks, Rihanna!