Of all the professional sports, the NBA has the most collegial atmosphere, and Canadians consider skipping the line at Tim Hortons without uttering a sheepish “suri” to be about the rudest behavior imaginable.
So surely, an NBA Finals series between the Toronto Raptors and the famously woke Golden State Warriors would be just about the most sportsmanlike contest in league history, right?
Ha! Yeah, that hasn’t exactly been the case …
Whether it’s Drake calling Draymond Green “trash” or the Warriors counter-trolling the 6’s most famous resident by playing Pusha T diss tracks during team warmups, the rivalry between these teams has been as unexpectedly intense as the series’ first three games.
Last night, the Warriors top brass got involved when one of the team’s minority owners violently shoved Kyle Lowry after the Raptors forward chased a ball into the stands.
But that drama couldn’t compare to the intense standoff between Beyonce and Nicole Curran, wife of the team’s minority owner, Joe Lacob:
Members of Bey’s famously loyal fan base absolutely lost their minds at the sight of the singer glaring off into the distance as Curran attempted to monopolize Jay Z’s attention.
Toward the end of the conversation, the situation escalated even further when Beyonce (allegedly) gave Curran the slightest of shoves in response to an invasion of personal space.
Like the Lowry push (so much shoving last night!) it all happened in the blink of an eye, and you may have missed it while watching the game live.
Check out the instant replay and decide for yourself if there’s real beef here:
Maybe we’re reading too much into this, but we think it’s pretty clear Mrs. Carter was annoyed — and that seemed to be the consensus on Twitter, as well:
“Beyonce is annoyed by this woman hov gon’ hear about it on the jet,” Radio One editor Brandon Caldwell tweeted.
“Beyonce definitely didn’t think that tonight of all nights that she’d have to hit a woman with a shoulder nudge in rare burberry but here we are.”
“I would leave the earth if Beyonce looked this ready to smack me,” podcaster Kara Brown wrote.
“IMAGINE, speaking and leaning over Beyoncé,” Twitter user @alamanecer remarked.
On Instagram, Curran was quick to respond, posting a photo of herself sitting with Jay and Bey and captioning the post:
“We should all help and support each other.”
Clearly, the plea for sympathy was ineffective, as Nicole disabled comments and then deleted the post entirely.
Her other posts are now being flooded by the Hive’s signature bee emojis, and the message is abundantly clear — don’t mess with the queen or you might get stung.
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