Perhaps Rihanna should show face at the Barclays Center more often. Just don't tell Deron Williams that she's there.
A recent study from the Triange Offense shows that most players and teams play better with Rihanna in the building. The Barclays Center, home of her beloved Nets, are 4-1 when Rihanna attends home games.
"I have to support the Nets," she said the night Barclays Center opened in September 2012. "They're part of my clique."
The most 'talked about' win was a Game 3 playoff victory over Drake's Toronto Raptors, when RiRi was supposedly rooting for the Nets and sporting a very, very white shirt. Some would say it was nearly see-through.
Joe Johnson doesn't appear to be distracted, though. In that game, Joe 'Jesus' scored 29 points and propelled Brooklyn to a crucial playoff victory. The studies show that Johnson averages close to 16 points at the Barclays Center on a regular basis, but averages 22 when Rihanna's in attendance.
Meanwhile, Deron Williams, who also averages close to 16 points at the Barclays Center -- drops to 14 points and decreases by one assist with Rihanna in the building. His shooting percentage also takes a dip.
Give him a break, he's married.
According to the extensive analysis, the Nets are outscored by 0.53 points without her, but outscore teams by +2.67 when she is there.
As for the rest of the NBA, well, it seems to have played the same effect. She hasn't attended the Garden since her and J.R. Smith had beef. The Knicks are still undefeated with her presence shown, but it's doubtful she tests her luck anytime soon. In Los Angeles, the Clippers and Lakers are 10-6 and in Miami, they're 2-0. They found that the home team wins 66% of the games with RiRi in attendance.
That's a lot better than Avery Johnson's winning percentage as Nets coach. That's for sure.