In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Harden said dating Khloe Kardashian was exhausting because of the spotlight that seems to follow her everywhere.
It should be noted that the Canadian is not having the worst year of his life on the court at all.
, Harden called 2015, the year he dated Khloe Kardashian for eight months, the “worst year of his life.” While he was still one of the league’s best players at the time, just signed a huge contract with adidas and finished second in that season’s NBA MVP voting, he says he felt “lost” later in the year. I had to eliminate that.”Leaving Kardashian was also advised by his friends who said that he needed to “simplify” his life.
He admits that the extra tabloid attention that came with being a part-time Kardashian had an effect on his focus. People within the Houston Rockets organization also say Harden probably just wanted to feel what it was like to be very famous but realized that he didn’t like it.
Then there was Khloe’s last pro basketball significant other, Lamar Odom, 37.
He’s been in and out of rehab since a drug overdose in 2015 left him in a coma and nearly killed him.
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: 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.
“Without that [Khloe] situation in play, I’m a -70 million player,” he said. It was unnecessary stuff that I think trickled down to my teammates.The Cleveland Cavaliers’ stance on Tristan Thompson dating Khloe Kardashian apparently has changed.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.