Though much of the attention was focused on basketball, all eyes were on Rihanna.
Bad Gal RiRi made quite the entrance at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California on Thursday, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers went head-to-head in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
In the first quarter, the songstress, 29, caught the eye of ESPN/ABC commentator Jeff Van Gundy, who couldn’t contain his excitement: “I don’t about this, but Rihanna just walked in front of me. Are you kidding me?” he said.
And the moment quickly became a viral moment on social media.
And the cherry on top? Rihanna ended the game with a dab in the fourth quarter.
This is far from Rihanna’s first NBA game, nor her first Finals appearance.
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Back in 2015, when the Warriors and Cavs first met in the Finals, it was revealed that the singer rooted very loudly for her favorite player, LeBron James, despite being seated next to VIPs, such as the owner of the opposing team.
“[Rihanna] was rooting for LeBron the whole game, and finally I got irritated and I said (whispering), ‘I am the owner of the Warriors,’” Joe Lacob said.