NBA Finals gossip: Rihanna 'digs' Magic man Rashard Lewis

Who needs an NBA championship when you have one of the world's most beautiful women falling for your Pharaoh goatee and unorthodox shooting style? (The answer is Pau Gasol, of course, but I'm told he has problems picking up chicks.)

According to New York Daily News "sources," "Umbrella" and "Disturbia" warbler Rihanna attended Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday at the behest of Magic forward Rashard Lewis(notes), whom she's currently crushing on.

Fall back, Brown!

"Says a pal of the singer, 'Rihanna is trying to get to know Rashard. She's digging on him, and she hopes the feeling is mutual.'

Although reports claim that Rihanna was at the game to see her rumored lover — Lakers center Andrew Bynum(notes) — our insider denies that's the case. 'Ri and Andrew are just friends, and they have been for a while. It's Rashard who she wants. She thinks he's hotter than hot.'"

Look, it was either this trivial relationship nonsense or a link to Hedo Turkoglu(notes) telling the Orlando Sentinel this morning that he'll opt out of his contract and become a free agent in two weeks.

Photo of Rihanna ... photo of Hedo ... photo of Rihanna ... photo of Hed— Rihanna.

H/T: Slam Online, Sports Crackle Pop