Actually, Game 1 of the NBA Finals Was All About Rihanna

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 01:  Recording artist Rihanna attends Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 1, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Actually, Game 1 of the NBA Finals Was All About Rihanna

Honestly, truly.

Published June 2, 2017

The most exhilarating moment of every basketball stan’s year finally arrived on Thursday night (June 1) at the 2017 NBA Finals as the Golden State Warriors reigned a 113-91 victory over the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers.

But a nail-biting, action-packed, nerve-bending NBA match up doesn’t really begin until Roc Nation’s Bajan bad gal Rihanna makes her courtside entrance. And as soon as the global megastar songstress and apparent die-hard Cavaliers fan did, the neck turns of those on and off the court didn’t stand a chance.  

Peep how RiRi ended up owning the night during one of the season's biggest events.

  1. Golden State’s humblest star Kevin Durant was hilariously forced to witness firsthand what a courtside bad gal Riri looks like on championship finals night during his free throw shot
  2. But even though she didn’t nail a distraction from KD, she’s still got several more means of a steal: like the attention from color commentator Jeff Van Gundy
  3. And in true boss bad gal form, she made sure to let everyone know – she’s talking to you Warriors fans – how a real Cavs fan does it with Lebron devotion, a dab and a diss for a Golden State fan
  4. Even NBA commissioner Adam Silver couldn’t deny a chance next to Riri
  5. And even though her favorite team claimed the L for the evening, allow her to explain the bottom line: it doesn’t matter, b**ch

    #rihanna not switching sides she still riding with #LeBronJames

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  6. See what everyone else who was graced by RiRi’s NBA Finals presence from their television screens had to say about it below

Written by Diamond Alexis

(Photo: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)


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