Sixers superstar Ben Simmons has been dating Kendall Jenner for quite a while. Their relationship has been on and off, and they recently rekindled their flames once again. Last Friday, Kendall Jenner showed up for a Sixers game against Cleveland Cavaliers. The lowly Cavaliers humbled Sixers 121-112. Now fans believe the “Kardashian Curse” brought along by Kendall is the reason for their woes.
As ridiculous as it sounds, the fans have gone ahead to start a Petition on Change.org to get Kendall banned from attending their home games. A strongly worded 300-word manifesto is on the site explaining why they do not want Kendall anywhere close to their home games. Will Ben Simmons be the next victim of the so-called “Kardashian Curse”
The 76ers had won their last four games before the game against Cavaliers. They are placed 3rd on the NBA standings, while the Cavaliers feature at number 14. The 76ers had been a clear favorite for the game, and the loss came as a shock to many.
According to the petition fronted by the fans, Kendall was the cause of their embarrassing loss to what they termed as the “worst team in the league.” They said that it was no coincidence that the Sixers had won all their home games up until the time Kendall showed up.
They want her to show some decency and never set foot at the Wells Fargo Center. Jimmy Butler, the small forward of the time, suffered a knee injury during the game. The fans have faulted Kendall for the injury as well. Jimmy has since gotten better, and even made an impressive game-winning shot on Sunday. The 76ers were back to their winning ways on Sunday when they narrowly beat Brooklyn Nets 127-125. Kendall was not there this time round.
Kardashians History with NBA Players
The Kardashians have had their fair share of dramatic relationships with NBA players. Some of these players saw their NBA careers go down the drain as a result.
Lamar Odom was once at the peak of his game. He was named the Sixth Man of the Year in 2011. Lamar started dating Khloe Kardashian in 2009, and they got married that same year. In 2013 Khloe filed for a divorce. Lamar would be found unconscious in a brothel in Nevada after consuming and overdosing on mystery pills. Although he recovered and tried to bounce back, his NBA career never really took off again.
The Kardashian sisters have always seemed to have a fondness for NBA players, except Kylie. Kim Kardashian once dated Kris Humphries and even married him, but for only 72 days. That was back in 2011 when Humphries was having a breakout season with the Nets.
Apparently, Kim cheated on Humphries with no other than Kanye West. Kanye has at one point rapped about having fallen for Kim while she was married.
Kendall herself has been linked to Jordan Clarkson, Blake Griffin, and Chandler Parsons in the past.
The most recent drama involves Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian. Tristan started dating Khloe back in 2016 and even got her pregnant. He cheated on her while she was pregnant, though. A messy drama ensued after he confessed that he did. He has been lucky enough to be able to avoid the “Kardashian Curse” though. He played the game pitting 76ers and Cavaliers and was quite instrumental in the Cavs wins.
Some pundits argued that the 76ers would have ensured Khloe was at the game, too. The “Kardashian Curse” would have probably worked on Tristan Thompson as well, and balanced out things out. Tristan bagged 18 points, 13 rebounds, and an impressive game-high plus-minus of +19. He seems to have found the cure for the curse. He would later have to downplay a clash with Simmons at the end of the game.
76ers Next Games
Given the obvious outcomes of the relationships between the Kardashian sisters and NBA players, it’s easy to understand why 76ers fans would blame Kendall for their woes. Kendall Jenner is an influencing person, though. It will be difficult for a few disgruntled fans to get her banned from 76ers home games.
The 76ers have to face the Knicks, Wizards, and Grizzlies in the next three games respectively. All these are going to be home games. Kendall should probably attend one of these games so that we can establish whether she really brings a curse or not. She will probably have to deal with some boos from the fan as well if she attends.
The 76ers looked strong on Sunday against the Nets. They had to fight for the win, though, and it was no walk in the park. If they can keep up the same tempo, they should be able to make light work of the Knicks and Wizards, who feature at the bottom half of the standings.
Gamblers should probably base their bets for the game on the presence or absence of Kendall Jenner at the game. Betting.org is probably the best place to get odds for the 76ers home games. The fans believe Kendall Jenner is the source of their woes. In as much as personal relationships can affect NBA players’ performance, the whole performance of a team cannot be attributed or blamed to a lady who knows nothing about the team. The 76ers need to have their strategy right to ensure they don’t lose any more points if they are to achieve their dream of clinching an NBA title.
In conclusion, it is highly unlikely that Kendall Jenner will be banned from any NBA games. She will most likely attend another 76ers home game just to piss off the fans. The 76ers did not perform too badly in the game against Cavaliers, but the Cavs were the better team that day. The “Kardashian Curse” talk is just a wave that has been revolving around NBA players for quite a while now, and we just need to sit back and see what drama is going to unfold next. The 76ers still have a chance of clinching the title, but they can’t keep slacking.