Rihanna has been spotted at a number of NBA playoff games recently, many of which have been broadcast on ESPN/ABC. As a result, Jeff Van Gundy joked during the first half of Game 6 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night that Rihanna may be stalking him. Sideline reporter Lisa Salters tried to find out if that was true.
In the second half, Salters explained that she spoke to Rihanna and asked her if she is closely following Van Gundy.
“I asked her,” Salters said. “She did need me to point out who Jeff is, but I asked her if she is stalking Jeff. She said, ‘Hey, maybe I am.’ Jeff, you need to go introduce yourself.”
Rihanna’s flirtatious attitude did not sweep Van Gundy off his feet. Instead, he was crushed that the famous artist didn’t know who he was.
“You know, you just deflated my whole night,” Van Gundy said. “You know what I mean? I’m heartbroken that she didn’t know who I was. Wow.”
Don’t take it personally, Jeff. Rihanna is probably too busy figuring out which bra she’s not going to wear to games to learn who the announcers are.
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