Game 1 of this year’s NBA Finals kicked off last night with Rihanna, Floyd Mayweather and more sitting court side. Also, get a dose of toddler cuteness with Steph Curry’s 2-year-old daughter Riley Cooper doing her victory dance and giving her pops a cutesy good luck kiss before tip-off inside…
The 2015 NBA Finals kicked off at Oracle Arena in Oakland last night as the Golden State Warriors went up against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1. And a few YBF celebs were sitting courtside to watch LeBron James and the Cavaliers duke it out on the court against Steph Curry and the Warriors.
FUN FACT: In a bizarre twist of fate, LeBron and Steph were born in the same hospital in Akron, Ohio.
Rihanna, along with her bestie Melissa Forde, jetted from NYC to Oakland to take their courtside seats. We assume RiRi is a LeBron fan trekking it from NYC to Oakland to attend this game. And you’ll recall, she gives the Akron native a shoutout in her newest single “BBHMMH” with the lyric, “Ballin’ bigger than LeBron.” It’s also being reported, Rih was yelling LeBron’s name in the player’s tunnel after the game:
Rihanna is yelling LeBron’s name in player tunnel right now. Weird
— Ronnie 2K 2K16 (@Ronnie2K) June 5, 2015
Undefeated boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. (who’s a regular at NBA games) was also courtside to take in the basketball excitement.
The champ got a chance to snap an “us-ie” with the Pop princess.
NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson and Reverend Jesse Jackson (chatting with Stephen A. Smith) were also amongst the celebs watching the highly intense game.
During half-time, rapper E-40 hit the court for a performance.
After going into overtime, the Warriors beat the Cavaliers in Game 1 with a final score, 108-100. The guys hit the locker room, got fresh, then sat down for their post-game interviews:
Congrats to Steph Curry (this year’s MVP) and the Warriors! The guys will battle it out in Game 2 on Sunday, June 7th at the Oracle Arena at 8pm ET.
Steph Curry’s 2-year-old daughter Riley Curry stole the show (yet again) with her adorableness. Before tip-off, little Riley and her dad did the cutest handshake before she sent him off with a good luck kiss:
After the game, the tiny tot melted our hearts with her little victory dance:
Photos: Getty/Floyd’s IG