Rihanna Concert at Barclays Center Gets Bumped So Nets Can Try to Finish Off Bulls in Game 7 in Brooklyn


RihannaThis is how you score tickets to Game 7 of an NBA playoff series.

Rihanna was scheduled to hold a concert at the Barclays Center this Saturday, but the Brooklyn Nets have pushed their first-round series with the Chicago Bulls to seven games, causing some schedule conflicts. With the Nets needing their arena for the small matter of trying to polish off a comeback against the Bulls, Rihanna will have to move her concert to the following Tuesday — but it sounds like she’s getting some free tickets in the process, too.

“I want to thank Rihanna for working with us on this new date and for understanding what a Game 7 means to the borough,” Nets and Barclays Center CEO Brett Yorkmark said in a statement. “We look forward to a special concert, and I hope Rihanna will be our guest at Game 7.”

Concertgoers’ Saturday tickets will be good for Tuesday, but they can also get refunds if the new timing doesn’t work for them, according to the statement.

The Nets have come all the way back from a 3-1 deficit in the series after the Bulls took one in Brooklyn, one in Chicago and then won in three overtimes in Game 4, 142-134. The Nets won at home Monday night and then beat Chicago on Thursday night as the Bulls struggled with injuries and illness.

The Bulls clearly had the upper hand in this one early, but with plenty of star power in the Nets’ corner, momentum may be going Brooklyn’s way — Saturday, Tuesday and beyond.

Photo via Facebook/Rihanna Turkey

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