History of Rihanna’s thirst for LeBron James: Unexpected to this extent..

Tracking Rihanna’s fandom for LeBron James.

On Sunday, the Cavs beat the Warriors to win the NBA Championship—the first major sports championship that a Cleveland team has won since 1964. Of course, LeBron James—who was a beast in the playoffs—was named the MVP. LeBron fans celebrated. Cavs fans celebrated. But, wait—so did Rihanna.

A very proud Rihanna congratulated LeBron, aka her “bae,” via a series of Instagram posts following the team’s win. Twitter had a field day. Gossip blogs ran stories about a possible relationship between the two. It’s unlikely that the latter is true, but one thing’s for sure: Rihanna is a King James fan.

This past May, she wrote his number on her stomach with sunscreen. Some called it the perfect thirst trap. Let’s not forget she also name dropped him in “Bitch Better Have My Money.”

But Rihanna was a devoted fan long before all that. According to our deep search on Getty, Rihanna’s been attending LeBron’s games since 2006. Here she is pictured at Madison Square Garden, where the New York Knicks played against LeBron’s Miami Heat.

Image via Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images

Over the years, she continued to sit courtside at other Heat games. According to our research, her attendance might’ve actually made the players nervous and affected their play.

Image via Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images

When LeBron won his first ring with the Heat in 2012, RiRi was right there to congratulate him.

Congrats to Lebron on his first ring! Well deserved HEAT!!!!


RT @rihanna: THE KING!!!!!!!!!! Now I can go to bed – Who gonna throw a bottle at Lebron now?

The following year, the Heat advanced to the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Rihanna was right there to support No. 6.

Image via Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Let’s not forget this incredible exchange between LeBron and Rihanna back in 2014.

“@KingJames: Shakira & Rihanna though!?!? They should have kept that to themselves. Not fair to mankind! Lol.” The KING!!!

Anyway, Rihanna would attend Heat games until LeBron decided to head back to Cleveland in 2015.

Image via Chris Trotman/Getty Images

LeBron’s decision to return to Cleveland pissed off a lot of Heat fans. But not Rihanna. She was stood behind him 100 percent. Literally. Here she is at Game 1 of the NBA Finals last year.

Image via Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

LeBron’s the luckiest man on the planet.


Related Posts

Dwyane Wade Addresses Revelations About His Private LGBTQ+ Gatherings /tt Dwayne Wade Speaks On His Secret G@y Parties Getting Exposed

In recent online discussions, serious allegations have emerged involving NBA legend Dwyane Wade and other prominent Hollywood figures, shedding light on troubling practices within the entertainment industry. …

On 50 Cent’s Birthday, A Look At His Legacy As Rapper And Actor

The “In Da Club” hitmaker – who stopped by Mumbai as part of his Final Lap tour in November 2023 – has often branched out into different mediums to…

Inside the Troubled Life of Hailie Jade Scott’s Mother, Eminem’s Ex Kim Scott

Though Hailie Scott’s father, Eminem, is a hip hop hero across the globe, little is known about her mother, Kim Scott. Read on for her difficult past …

Late night hosts reacted strongly to Eminem’s criticism of Trump, including his attempt to incorporate the word “Orange.”

Eminem slammed Donald Trump in a nearly-five minute freestyle rap and it didn’t take long before late night hosts joined in the celebrity reaction to the rapper’s…

50 Cent shows off his one-of-a-kind Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

50 Cent shows off his one-of-a-kind Lamborghini Aventador RoadsterThe 2019 Custom Lamborghini Aventador Roadster is one of 50 Cent’s collection of high-end, customized vehicles. This Lamborghini was…

Jennifer Lawrence Stuns in Polka Dot Co-ords, Flaunting Toned Figure at Berlin ‘Passengers’ Photocall

And Jennifer Lawrence, 26, looked out of this world when she attended a photocall for the film at Hotel Adlon in Berlin on Friday. Meanwhile, Jennifer recently admitted her Hunger Games leading men…