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Warriors Owner Moved Away from Rihanna Because She Was Rooting for LeBron James

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistJune 6, 2015

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Rihanna was talking that talk all night during Game 1 of the NBA Finals, and Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob had enough of it.

Lacob’s courtside seat was sandwiched in between Rihanna’s and his fiance’s, but he eventually swapped with his fiance:

Diamond Leung @diamond83

Rihanna is sitting next to Joe Lacob.

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How come? Well, as discussed in a panel run by Chat Sports, Rihanna was going wild for Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James:

Chat Sports @ChatSports

ICYMI: @Warriors owner Joe Lacob says he moved seats away from @Rihanna during Game 1 because she was rooting for the @cavs #behindthegame

The hip-hop artist is an avid fan of the King. After LBJ erupted for 44 points in a losing effort against the Dubs, RiRi could be heard screaming his name near the Cavs’ locker room:

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpearsESPN

For some odd reason, Rihanna screamed "LeBron.." several times by Cavs locker room.

Lacob wanted to be very clear that Rihanna’s seats were purchased, not given to her:

Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

Joe Lacob insists he didn't give Rihanna tickets. She bought them but Lacob noted that she rooted for LeBron the whole game. #behindthegame

Lacob elaborated about the experience more with Dan Gilbert. 

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After the game, Lacob—wisely—fought back the urge to gloat to Rihanna about Golden State's win:

Typical Rihanna. Sometimes she thinks she’s the only LeBron fan girl in the world.

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