Raiders punter Marquette King paid attention to Rihanna’s amazing appearance at Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Oakland on Thursday night. Then, the next day, he tried to shout her out on Twitter.
In reference to the postgame video of Rihanna shutting down a Warriors fan heckling her in which she said, “The King is still the King,” the punter asked if she was maybe talking about him and not LeBron James.
Not a chance.
Even he knew how much of a long shot that was. He posted a bunch of laughing emojis in response to a fan’s “shoot your shot” tweet.
The best reply Rihanna could send to Marquette is “Come back when you’re in the Pro Bowl,” but she hasn’t tweeted anything about the game yet.
Marquette was also tweeting about Steph Curry’s high kick celebration.
While Marquette may not be “The King” to Rihanna, he is one of the NFL’s kings of social media. He’s got that.