Rihanna was cheering for Lebron James which forced Warriors owner to change his seat. Whew Boogey! Have you ever sat next to someone on an airplane or at the movie theater or even at a sporting event and got so fed up by their actions that you had to switch seats? This was the predicament Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob found himself in during Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Lacob wanted to witness his team up close and personal so he had a courtside seat to take in all of the action. Also sitting courtside right next to him was Rihanna. While this could’ve been yet another perk of sitting courtside, Lacob grew so disgusted with Rihanna’s constant cheering for LeBron James and the Cavs that he had to switch seats with his fiancee.
According to Lacob, Rihanna just wouldn’t quiet down despite his best efforts to inform her that he was the owner of the Warriors and that he moved his kids to different seats so she could sit there.
“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.”
If Rihanna attends Game 2 tonight one thing is for sure, don’t expect Lacob to be sitting anywhere near her.
Joe Lacob enjoys Game 1 a seat away from Rihanna. (USATSI)