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There’s nothing better than a woman heckling one of the best athletes in the world. No one is sure why Kevin Durant became a lightning rod for Rihanna’s wrath, but no one is complaining about such an entertaining conflict in a boring playoff season.

This may be the first time Rihanna and Durant have butted heads on the court, but there is a history that makes this beef extra juicy. Like a lot of men, Kevin Durant is big fan of Rihanna. Like, a REALLY big fan. No telling if RiRi caught wind of these tweets, but her jeering definitely doesn’t help with his chances off the court.

Still, Durant took it in stride. Instead of hanging his head down like Charlie Brown, Durant spent time hanging 38 points on the Cavaliers in the Warriors win, staring down Rihanna’s direction every so often. Can Rihanna be at every game Kevin Durant is playing?

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Being a New York native and a director, Spike Lee has a way with words. Reggie Miller is widely considered to be one of the best trash talkers of all time. Put those two in an arena during the NBA playoffs, and you get some of the best back and forth on a basketball court.

Their beef peaked during the 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinal when the New York Knicks faced off against Millers Indiana Pacers. Spike Lee was in Reggie Miller’s ear for the entirety of Game 1, and was especially loud when the Pacers were down six with less than 20 seconds left in the game. Reggie Miller then proceeded to make a historic comeback, scoring eight points in nine seconds to win the game in thrilling fashion.

In another game a year earlier, Reggie Miller scored 25 points in fourth quarter to sink the Knicks in the NBA Playoffs. During a dead ball, Miller looked Spike Lee in eyes, and put both hands on this throat, signaling the New York’s choke job. Savage.

Rihanna’s “trash talk” is cute, but there doesn’t seem to be any animosity there. Miller and Lee hated each other, and NBA fans still talk about it to this day.

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