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The difference between Kevin Durant and Jeff Van Gundy, through the lens of Rihanna

May 16, 2014, 11:08 AM EDT

Kevin Durant, Matt Barnes Kevin Durant, Matt Barnes

During last night’s telecast of Thunder-Clippers Game 6, Jeff Van Gundy joked Rihanna was stalking him.

ESPN sideline report Lisa Salters had to get to the bottom of it, so she asked Rihanna, who was sitting courtside. To Van Gundy’s chagrin, Rihanna didn’t even know Van Gundy (hat tip: James Herbert of Eye on Basketball):

Kevin Durant, on the other hand, had a much different night with Rihanna (hat tip: Erik Horne of The Oklahoman):

Durant and Rihanna are both represented by Jay Z, Durant with Jay’s sports agency and Rihanna with his record label. But I don’t think that’s that’s the only reason Rihanna is more impressed with Durant.

If Van Gundy could score 39 points and grab 16 rebounds in a closeout playoff game, maybe he’d be getting tweets like this:

No word on whether Van Gundy introduced himself to Rihanna.

  1. cantonb0und13 - May 16, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    Nice nipples Rihanna

    • cantonb0und13 - May 16, 2014 at 1:55 PM

      I guess Michael Sam disagreed with the thumbs down. Oh well…

  2. azarkhan - May 16, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    The difference between Jeff van Gundy and Kevin Durant is about $350,000,000 million dollars over the course of Durant’s career.

    • mytthor - May 18, 2014 at 10:14 PM

      Wow! Three hundred fifty million million dollars? Pretty impressive.

  3. misremembered72 - May 16, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    jeff van gundy kind of sucks as an announcer. everything he says he tries to say as if its objective truth

    • sugarkeyboards - May 16, 2014 at 2:32 PM

      I cant stand watching games on ESPN because of that man

      • ProBasketballPundit - May 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM


  4. ravenswhat - May 16, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    Anyone hear Howard Stern’s rant on Van Gundy a few weeks ago after van Gundy ripped stern for leaving MSG before the game was over? Hilarious.

    • duhwighthoward - May 16, 2014 at 3:34 PM

      No. What did he say?

    • realfootballfan - May 16, 2014 at 8:21 PM

      Yea, it was funny.

  5. bigmeechy74 - May 16, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Durant could hit that, but instead he decided to get engaged to the most average looking girl on earth

  6. jimeejohnson - May 16, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Should have puked all over Matt Barnes. He’s the reason the Clippers lost: he has no offense, stinks on defense, but he’s got one hell of a mean stare. Get rid of Barnes cause he’s a loser.

  7. jimeejohnson - May 16, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    You’re way too stupid for that.

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