Lakers Player Andrew Bynum Says He’s Not Dating Rihanna

Basketball star was spotted with the R&B singer over the weekend.

Basketball player Andrew Bynum is denying that he and [artist id="1940303"]Rihanna[/artist] are dating after rumors began circulating that the pair went on a date in Los Angeles.

“Nope,” the Lakers center told TMZ when asked if the two were dating and if their friendship had the potential to ever become anything more.

Rihanna was linked to Wilmer Valderrama after reconciling with Chris Brown following their alleged altercation in February .

Then, last month, Rihanna had been romantically linked to “The Hills” and “Bromance” star Frankie Delgado . Delgado later denied the romance rumors, saying the two are “just friends.” Delgado said he thinks the chatter got started because “she’s been out, hanging out, I guess. It’s Hollywood, people talk a lot. … She’s good.”

According to recent reports, Rihanna will be hitting the stage this May at a still unconfirmed-concert in the popular resort locale of Dubai. “Rihanna will be performing on May 28,” Mary Rachelle Cherpak, a spokeswoman for Alba Hotchkiss of the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing North America, told MTV News.

She went on to say that if the reported concert comes together it will be “a concert for 25,000 audience members. This is another example of how Dubai tourism is attracting the best of the best and is one of the world’s hottest destinations. … She chooses to do that in Dubai, which I think is a great credit to the destination that it has support of these top artists.”