Serge Ibaka trolls Matt Barnes over Rihanna situation

Matt Barnes and Serge Ibaka have previous beef with each other, and the Rhianna situation just adds fuel to the fire.
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By Steve DelVecchio

Rihanna embarrassed Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes on Sunday shortly after Barnes hinted that he has been dating the R&B artist. In a post on Instagram, Rihanna claimed she has never even met Barnes and called him a liar.

Serge Ibaka seemed to enjoy Rihanna’s reaction.

Ibaka, who has a long history of beefing with Barnes, sent a couple of tweets shortly after Rihanna ripped Barnes that we doubt are a coincidence.

A report from last week indicated that Barnes has been on multiple dates with Rihanna, and Barnes later admitted that the two have moved “past the crush stage.” Barnes is either flat-out lying, or Rihanna is heated that he went public with the relationship.

In any event, it’s hardly a surprise that Ibaka — the same guy who issued this challenge to Barnes last month — would have some fun at his counterpart’s expense.

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