The first game of the NBA finals is in the books, and the feud is officially on. No, not between Kevin Durant and LeBron James.
Instead, all eyes were on Rihanna during Thursday night's matchup. The “Love on the Brain” singer watched as her beloved Cleveland Cavaliers took on the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA.
Yet the pop superstar had more to say than just, "Go team!"
NBA Twitter personality, Rob Perez said, "Listen: Rihanna yells "BRIIIIIICK!!!" at Durant during free throw, he stares her down twice."
Not one to let things slide, KD stared down Rihanna after making a three-pointer later in the game.
Durant vs. Rihanna is the main event. KD drills 3 and stares her down into oblivion 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/NS3TfvINmE— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) June 2, 2017
This isn't the first time the two have had beef. It appears their feud dates back to 2014.
Pink, err, Rihanna (with Pink hair) yelling something at Durant and pointing at him as Westbrook shot free throws. Kevin looks and grins.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) May 16, 2014
Kevin Durant nails three, looks in Rihanna's direction, shimmies and pushes Thunder up 87-80 with 6:46 left.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) May 16, 2014
Naturally, Durant was asked about the incidents after the game and conveniently stated he didn't know what the reporter was referring to.
Unfortunately for the singer, the Cavaliers fell to the Warriors 91 to 113. After the game, she was heckled by some Warriors fans about her team’s loss. “It doesn’t matter, b-tch,” she shot back.
Tell 'em, girl!
It'll be interesting to see if Rihanna makes it to any more of the finals games — and if Kevin will be throwing any more glares.
Dare we say, Riri was the game's MVP?