Lakers Rumors: Could the Lakers fall victim to the Kardashian Curse?

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Could the Los Angeles Lakers be taken down by the Kardashian Curse this season? We examine some recent Lakers rumors and discuss it.

Well, Los Angeles Lakers fans, the NBA Summer League is over, Lakers rumors are slowing down and sports purgatory is upon us.

NBA writers were blessed with breaking news last week when the Houston Rockets traded Chris Paul and some first-round picks to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Russell Westbrook. With all of the rumors of Paul’s attitude coming to the surface, Rajon Rondo‘s credibility received a serious boost.

But now what? Articles breaking down which L.A. team is better? (Don’t worry! Mine will come soon enough!) Lakers rumors on who will fill the last spot on the roster? Who starts? I mean what is there to talk about? Well, I’m in an Arsenio Hall mood these days. I just have thoughts. Thoughts that make you go, Hmmm.

I think I found a legitimate threat that all Lakers fans may need to take heed to. It is known as “The Kardashian Curse”.

Has anyone ever heard of the Kardashian Family Curse? That’s when any of the Kardashian or Jenner women date athletes. It seems that their careers take a strange turn during or after the relationship. Let’s take Ben Simmons for example.

ESPN reported the Philadelphia 76ers gave Simmons a 5-year, $170 million dollar contract. Doesn’t seem like a problem right? Well, Ben Simmons dated Kendall Jenner off and on for months.

Plus, there are some wide eyes open over a player that hit the jackpot making as many 3-point shots as I have writing this article and you reading it. How bad is his shooting? Let’s just ask LeBron James. Pay special attention to his body language to the only shot Simmons hit.

LeBron James at times was atrocious on defense last year. In this game, he knew exactly what he was doing and exposed Ben Simmons’ shooting struggles in front of a nationally televised audience.  Was this the Kardashian curse? Well, the Sixers fans thought so. They started a petition to ban Kendall Jenner from the Wells Fargo Center.

Okay, what does that have to do with the Los Angeles Lakers? Well, Jenner and Simmons finally broke up for good and she is linked to an up and coming Lakers player named Kyle Kuzma.

It was brought up in a segment on FS-1’s show, Speak For Yourself. It was hilarious to me because Reggie Bush was part of the panel. If you remember, he dated Kim Kardashian and is the second famous athlete to be linked to the family. Bruce Jenner was the first and O.J. Simpson doesn’t count. Reggie Bush is one of the early examples of the curse. It was very entertaining and funny.

But is this funny to Lakers fans? Jim Jackson has a point. Things happen to players that date these women. Think I’m lying?

Let’s take a look at some of the athletes that tempted fate by dating the Kardashian clan. Let’s start with Kendall Jenner, the lady Kyle Kuzma is romantically linked to.