Kevin Durant Stares Down Rihanna, Engages in Unexpected NBA Feud

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The first game of the NBA Finals is in the books, and the feud is officially on.

Between Kevin Durant and LeBron James? Not really.

Not after the former lit up the Cavs for 38 points, eight rebounds and eight assists to lead his team to a 113-91 victory.

(James played fine, scoring 28 points on 9-20 shooting, but it will take a lot more from that from the future Hall of Famer for his squad to have a chance in this series.)

As for Durant and Rihanna, however? Oh boy. This rivalry is only just getting started.

Kevin Durant in the Finals

A noted fan of the Cavs and James, Rihanna sat courtside for the opening game in Oakland on Thursday night.

This caused ABC commentator Jeff Van Gundy to stop analyzing the action at one point and to start verbally drooling over the singer.

But Rihanna truly made an impact later on, first by screaming "BRIIIICK" and then by trash talking some Golden State fans, clearly dabbing in their direction.

Both these actions are caught on the video below.

And both also appeared to have been caught by Durant, who nailed a three-pointer in the fourth quarter and then turned out to stare Rihanna down.

Why might he have been especially annoyed at her cheering for LeBron?

Consider this Tweet sent by Durant in 2011:

KD tweet

The All-Star led his team to a dominant Game One win and only needs three more in order to take home his first NBA title.

But the Internet is talking more at the moment about Durant's love life than his jumper, considering we've also learned he dated The Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay in college.

Who knew?!?

What does KD have to say about her or about Rihanna, the pop superstar and NBA superfan who stole the show almost as much as he did Thursday?

Not much apparently...

KD press conference

Please. No one believes you, Kevin.

Especially after RiRi trolled Steph Curry during last year's Finals following Cleveland's monumental comeback over Golden State, that had to feel pretty good last night. 

Just consider the following footage as evidence of your RIhanna disdain. And amazing athletic ability. 

The camera doesn't lie:

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Rihanna Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Saint Michael, Barbados
Full Name
Robyn Rihanna Fenty

Rihanna Quotes

I get asked about it all the time and I’m like, You’re asking, but you know the answer. I don’t even like to address it anymore.

Rihanna [on rumors that she dated Jay-Z]

Sometimes you just need your privacy. But it comes with the territory. There's no privacy when you are out in the public.

Rihanna