The First Game of the 2017 NBA Finals Was Really Just a Battle Between Rihanna and Kevin Durant

And she won.

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Rihanna, blessed be her name, stopped by the first game of the NBA finals to support LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, and went ahead and started a rivalry with Kevin Durant. But first, let's rewind to her appearance on court—a moment so stunning commentator Jeff Van Gundy morphed into a teenage fab-boy and squealed: "I don't about this, but Rihanna just walked in front of me. Are you kidding me?" he said.

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Rihanna then took her seat, but she didn't just watch the game. No, she heckled the other team (the Golden State Warriors), served side-eye, and caused the internet to melt down into meme-dom.

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Oh, and she dabbed.

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But, friends: it was RiRi's searing battle of glares with Kevin Durant that was the real winner, which began after she yelled "BRICK" during his free-throw.

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By the way, Durant was asked about the moment, and had this to say:

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Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.