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Rihanna trolls Josh Hart in Instagram comment over big dunk

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First Josh Hart got dunked on by LeBron James, and then he was dunked on by Rihanna.

James posted a few photos and a video on Instagram Wednesday of his dunk on Hart during Tuesday’s Lakers-Pelicans game. One of the photos showed Hart’s face in James’ crotch while trying to block the dunk.

As if that weren’t embarrassing enough, Rihanna trolled Hart in the comments section. She left a comment asking “Anybody check on Hart?”

We haven’t heard from Hart yet, but there’s no way he can be happy about what happened. Oddly, LeBron is nursing a sore groin and will miss Thursday’s Lakers-Warriors game.

Joel Embiid back to shooting his shot with Rihanna

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There seems to be new life again for the greatest power couple that never was.

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid chose to rekindle his interest in singing superstar Rihanna on Saturday, tweeting at her to ask if she was single.

For what it’s worth though, Embiid just sustained an orbital fracture in his left eye on Wednesday and reportedly underwent surgery earlier in the day on Saturday. Just an hour before tweeting at Rihanna, the All-Star big man indicated that he was feeling a little loopy in his hospital bed.

But in any case, Embiid and Rihanna have a lot of history — the seven-footer was open about his crush on the “Work” singer back when he first drafted in 2014 but implied that she turned him down and told him to come back when he was an All-Star. Embiid finally did make the All-Star team this year though, but he revealed at the time that he was no longer interested in Rihanna. Now Embiid appears to have changed his tune again, but we will see if that is still the case once he has all of his faculties back.

Joel Embiid says he is no longer interested in Rihanna (Video)

Rihanna has missed her window of opportunity to date Joel Embiid.

Back when he was drafted in 2014, Embiid had a crush on Rihanna. He later said on Twitter that a famous woman told him to come back to her when he was an NBA All-Star because at the time, he wasn’t big enough for her to have interest.

Fast forward to today, and the Philadelphia 76ers big man earned his first All-Star nod. Many fans kept that in mind and let Rihanna know about it.

Then after the Sixers beat the Boston Celtics on TNT Thursday night, Kristen Ledlow asked Embiid during an interview whether he had a message for Rihanna now that he’s an All-Star.

Embiid’s answer? I’ve moved on.

Embiid’s message is pretty simple: If she didn’t want me then, I’m not interested in her now.

You have to respect Embiid for his attitude. Also, Trust the Process.

Joel Embiid fans bombard Rihanna after his All-Star nod

NBA fans have good memories, and they are here to remind Rihanna of what she owes Joel Embiid.

You may recall that when Embiid was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2014, he says he was told by a famous woman to come back to her when he had achieved All-Star status in the NBA rather than just being a high draft pick.

It was finally confirmed last year that the celebrity crush was none other than singer Rihanna.

So after Embiid was named on Thursday to his first ever NBA All-Star team, his fans flooded Rihanna’s most recent Instagram post with mentions of Embiid’s name:

We’d love to see Embiid turn this into a date, but it seems Embiid is now over Rihanna.

H/T Black Sports Online

Enes Kanter hilariously responds to Rihanna dating rumors

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Photos of Rihanna in a swimming pool with a man circulated online and led to some funny rumors that Oklahoma City Thunder big man Enes Kanter was dating her, all because of his resemblance to the mystery man in the photos.

Take a look at the pictures in question:

Some on social media began tagging Kanter on Twitter and asking if he was dating Rihanna based on the pictures. On Tuesday, he decided to finally respond.

If you ask me, the resemblance never was really there. The man in question looked more like Omri Casspi than Kanter, if you want to take the basketball player angle. For a second there, it looked like Kanter had beaten Joel Embiid to the Rihanna punch.

Rihanna mocks herself on Instagram after Cavs’ loss to Warriors

Rihanna is accepting her L with open arms.

On Tuesday, the pop singer (and noted LeBron James fan) posted a pair of self-deprecating memes to Instagram after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the NBA title.

#childish

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Of course, Ms. Fenty caused quite a stir while sitting courtside at Oracle Arena during Game 1 of the Finals series. But credit to her for embracing the memes in defeat just as much as she did in victory last year.

Rihanna did not heckle Kevin Durant on free throw attempt

One of the most entertaining subplots from Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday was the supposed beef between Rihanna and Kevin Durant. Rihanna, a Cleveland Cavaliers fan, was accused of heckling Durant while sitting courtside, but did she really?

On one of Durant’s free throw attempts during Golden State’s blowout win, someone could be heard yelling “brick!” It was assumed that the taunting came from Rihanna, especially after Durant looked in her direction when he drained a 3-pointer later in the game.

A video that was shared by ESPN on Friday showed a different camera angle, and it revealed that it was actually a woman sitting next to Rihanna who shouted something during Durant’s free throw attempt. Complex said the woman is Rihanna’s personal assistant, Jenn Rosales.

When informed after the game that social media was buzzing about his alleged exchange with Rihanna, Durant said he had no idea what people were talking about. But even if he didn’t stare down Rihanna, the music icon still drove Warriors owner Joe Lacob nuts during the playoffs two years ago. That wouldn’t have been the first time she made her presence known.