The Kardashian element is strong in Cleveland for Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
ESPN Cleveland’s Jason Gibbs shared a video on Twitter Friday that showed Khloe Kardashian and mom Kris Jenner in the house for Game 4 of the NBA Finals:
The Kardashian's are here in full force. Is this a good thing? pic.twitter.com/XiGTDZp5DM
— Jason Gibbs (@BGSUGibbs) June 10, 2017
Khloe was there to support boyfriend Tristan Thompson, whom she’s been dating since last year.
A report at the beginning of the season said LeBron James was leery of having the Kardashian distraction around, but a more recent report said the Cavs found Thompson dating Khloe to be amusing.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers’ stance on Tristan Thompson dating Khloe Kardashian apparently has changed.
Thompson has been dating Kardashian since last year, and their relationship reportedly was an issue for some Cavs players. LeBron James reportedly did not want Kardashian around the team because he felt she could be a distraction. But with Thompson taking care of business and the Cavs succeeding on the court, the attitude towards Kardashian may be different.
In a feature on Thompson, ESPN’s Zach Lowe shared this:
Team higher-ups were a little worried when Thompson began dating Khloe Kardashian in August, but now they are almost amused. When he comes to work, it’s as if the Kardashian thing doesn’t exist.
If that is the case — and it sure seems like it on the court — then Thompson may be the first athlete to date a Kardashian and not let the attention distract him. One side effect is that Kardashian may not be getting as much attention from Thompson as she’d like.
Regardless, Khloe seemed to be a fan of the article about her beau.
So proud of you!! https://t.co/YrTCjQQZs4
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) May 30, 2017
Khloe could use some positive attention about a basketball-related item, especially after what one of her exes said about her last week.
The Kardashian sisters have developed a reputation for having a negative influence on the careers of the pro athletes they date, and it seems like Khloe Kardashian is bothered by the notion.
According to some recent gossip, Khloe is itching to get married to Tristan Thompson, but the Cleveland Cavaliers big man is too focused on his NBA career and the team’s latest playoff run. When one Cavs fan recently pointed out that he doesn’t want Thompson to marry Kardashian anyway because of the infamous “Kardashian Curse,” Khloe fired back on Twitter.
— QUAVO HENDRIX (@JustinMarkell) May 24, 2017
@JustinMarkell Only stupid people believe stupid rumors. Please don't give me that much power. Lol fool that you are
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) May 24, 2017
In fairness, Khloe was probably responding to the original report about LeBron James and the Cavs being opposed to her marrying Thompson — not the “curse” comment.
Still, the timing was interesting. One former NBA player said this week that dating Khloe killed his career. Khloe has also dated Lamar Odom, whose life was in shambles after he nearly died of a drug overdose, and James Harden, who comes up short in the playoffs every year.
If LeBron is a superstitious guy, he might want to discourage Thompson from tying the knot with Khloe.
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Former NBA player Rashad McCants has a few regrets about the way his basketball career shook out, but none bigger than dating one of the Kardashians.
McCants became known for helping North Carolina win the national championship while teaming up with fellow prized recruits Sean May, David Noel and Raymond Felton. He then was picked No. 14 overall by the Timberwolves in 2005 and played with Minnesota through 2009.
McCants began dating Khloe Kardashian in the fall of 2009, and he says that’s where his career went off the rails. He told the Charlotte Observer that dating Khloe gave NBA teams a reason to doubt his commitment.
“Without that situation in play, I’m a $60-70 million player,” McCants said. “Easily.”
McCants was traded by Minnesota to Sacramento in early 2009. He signed with the Rockets in Sept. 2009 but didn’t end up playing for them. He had interest from a few other NBA teams over the next year, but nothing worked out. He then bounced around with two D-League stints and multiple stints abroad, none lasting for very long.
McCants isn’t the first athlete to raise eyebrows by dating a Kardashian. In fact, one NBA star recently said his play took off once he stopped dating Khloe. But to act like Khloe is the reason why McCants is out of the NBA is absurd. McCants couldn’t even get a steady gig anywhere after the Timberwolves. That seems to say more about him than anything else.
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There continues to be stories about how eager Khloe Kardashian is to marry boyfriend Tristan Thompson.
The latest report from Radar Online says Kardashian has set aside a half-million dollars for a possible wedding and honeymoon with Thompson. Additionally, she reportedly has been showing commitment to Thompson buy buying him jewelry and luxury trips.
Kardashian has been dating the Cleveland Cavaliers big man since around August/September. Thompson has been focusing on his playoff run with the Cavs in which Cleveland has gone undefeated thus far.
A report earlier this month said Kardashian was growing concerned because Thompson was prioritizing his basketball season ahead of everything else, including her. Kardashian will have to realize that this is going to continue with Thompson through the end of the season, which will be a few more weeks.
Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian have been fighting of late, according to a report, and an issue over priorities is said to be the reason.
Hollywood Life says the two have been having some serious relationship drama, which includes explosive fighting. That’s not exactly unusual as nearly every couple you encounter has fights, but the reason is interesting.
According to the report, Khloe wants to see commitment from Thompson about the future. That makes sense considering she recently said she wanted to marry the Cleveland Cavaliers forward. But Thompson is said to be focusing more on his NBA career and prioritizing that above everything.
The Cavaliers are in the playoffs, and it’s a very serious time for them as they pursue a championship. Perhaps Thompson is taking a cue from LeBron James, who goes dark on social media during the playoffs in order to eliminate outside distractions. Thompson also has another matter to consider as he recently had a baby with his ex-girlfriend.
Tristan Thompson can become a permanent member of the Kardashian clan if he wants to.
Khloe Kardashian did an interview with Evening Standard magazine and said that she would say yes if Thompson proposes.
“I would love to have a family,” Khloe told the magazine. “We’ve talked about it.”
Kardashian also said she would say yes if he asked her to marry him.
“He [already] is a father, and I know for a fact that he would be an impeccable father. I definitely want to be a mom. But I don’t put the pressure on it. It’s not like, ‘the clock is ticking.'”
The two have been dating since at least September, so their relationship is still relatively new. There were rumors months ago that they had gotten engaged, but that very clearly is not the case.
Kardashian, 32, was previously married to Lamar Odom and is now divorced. Thompson, 26, has never been married, though he does have a child from a previous relationship.
If he were to marry Kardashian, it could potentially cause some issues for his teammates.