Rihanna's Cheering for LeBron James Forced Warriors Owner to Change Seats [Video]

Jun 4, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Recording artist Rihanna sits court sides in game one of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Rihanna loves herself some LeBron James — but we already knew that!

What we didn’t know, was that Rihanna’s cheering for LeBron during Game 1 of the NBA finals was so excessive that it made Joe Lacob, the owner of the Golden State Warriors, change seats.

Lacob wanted to watch his team, so came down from the owners’ box and took a courtside seat — which was next to Rihanna. Unfortunately for him, Rihanna is a big LeBron James fan — and he plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Because she wouldn’t shut up about LeBron, he switched seats with his fiancée.

He explained:

“I want to clarify something. I did not give her the seats. Everyone is talking about this on radio today as I was driving around the city going to different meetings. She bought seats, paid a lot of money for them and she can root for whoever she wants, right? But I thought I would be a nice guy and took my two kids, who go to a lot of games and booted them down to the end of the court and moved her next to me. I said hey sit next to the owner, it is a nice thing to do. I thought I was being friendly. She was rooting for LeBron the whole game so finally I was getting irritated and I said hey I’m the owner of the Warriors. She didn’t care, she just kept going. So finally I said that’s it and I moved a couple seats down. Everyone has it that I moved my fiancee next to her because she got upset that I was sitting next to Rihanna which is not true.”

Let’s see if Rihanna’s equally as enthusiastic if/when she shows up for Game 2.

Share This Post