Twitter reacts to Pierce, Allen sitting 'next' to each other at NBA Finals


The coronavirus pandemic has brought us all closer together -- depending on your definition of "close."

While there were no fans present Wednesday night in Orlando for Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat, a who's whoΒ of celebrities and star athletes watched the contest as "virtual fans" on the in-arena video board.

Here's a snapshot: You'll spot former President Barack Obama in the front row along with Robin Roberts, Shaquille O'Neal, James Worthy and Dwyane Wade.

... You'll also spot former Celtics stars Paul Pierce and Ray Allen sitting "next" to each other behind Shaq and Obama.

Allen, of course, had a famous falling out with Pierce and the mid-2000s Celtics after he left Boston to sign with LeBron James' Miami Heat in 2012 free agency.

Allen still hasn't totally reconciled with Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo, who was on the court for the Lakers in Game 1. So, Twitter got quite the kick out of the fact that Allen and Pierce were virtually seated together.

Even if Pierce and Allen have smoothed things over, they probably didn't enjoy watching James' Lakers roll to a 116-98 win over the Heat in Game 1.