Kevin Durant turned in one of the best performances of his career in the Warriors' blowout win over the Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, but it wasn't a 3-pointer or a dunk that got people talking -- it was a stare down directed toward a special member of the audience.
That's right, pop star and well-documented LeBron James superfan Rihanna was in the stands in Oakland, and reportedly shouted "BRICK!" during a Durant free throw:
Not one to just let things slide, Durant appeared to stare down RiRi after making a 3-pointer later in the game.
Durant was, naturally, asked about the incidents after the game and he conveniently said that he didn't remember anything like that, while Stephen Curry advised him not to get caught in the social media trap.
You know you stared her down, KD, just own it. In fact, the two apparently have some history (great research from The Big Lead).
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
Fool me once, shame on you ...
It'll be interesting to see if Rihanna shows up to any more Finals games, and if Durant shoots some daggers her way at an opportune moment.