Ever since the Kim Kardashian burst onto the pop culture scene you can’t turn on the news without one of the Kardashian girls making some kind of news and usually for the wrong reasons.
The Kardashians are obviously skilled at prying their way into America’s living rooms but also have a skill for dating professional athletes.
Unfortunately history has shown dating a Kardashian can be detrimental to a pro-athletes career.
The latest rumor involves Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp and Khole Kardashian. It is rumored that Matt Kemp was the reason for Khole Kardashain’s recent martial issues. Those rumors are said to be false and Kemp’s involvement is that of a supportive friend. But in light of the relationship and Kemp coming off his second consecutive sub par season it makes you wonder if Beastmode’s lack of numbers have anything to do with the relationship.
If that is the case, Kemp’s would have been the third career nearly ruined a Kardasian sister.
Reggie Bush famously dated Kim Kardashian in the early years of his NFL career. The result was five injury riddled season with the New Orleans Saints. During that span Bush was also the subject of an NCAA investigation that stripped him of his Heisman Trophy and USC of a national championship.
It wasn’t until Reggie Bush went to Miami and away for Kim that he finally got his career back on track. His two years in Miami as the featured back has led to a career resurgence. His performance for the Dolphins ultimately landed him a free agent contract with the upstart Detroit Lions and spot on top of the NFL leaderboard,
Lamar Odom was known as one of the NBA premiere big men until he met Khole Kardashian. Over the last couple years of his relationship with Kardashian, Lamar Odoms career has taken a nose dive. Odom consistently scored between 880 and 1000 points a season over the last couple of seasons, Odom’s production dropped to 332 points in 2011 and 33o points in 2012. The former Clipper became a free agent after last season and has yet to play a game in the NBA this season.
So now with Matt Kemp’s rumored relationship with Khole Kardashian is the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder the next professional athlete to fall victim to the Kardashian curse? Kemp probably won’t be the last but it makes you wonder how many careers have to be ruined before pro athletes just stay away from the reality TV stars.