Khloe Kardashian has been warned by friends and well wishers to stay away from Tristan Thompson, the basketball star who they described as a leach.
The advise comes as a shock to Thompson’s numerous admirers who never wanted their idol to get smeared with the “Kardashian Kurse”.
Many great talents like Lamar Odom, Kris Humphrey, Ray J., and James Harden have all had their fair share of the kurse. Surprisingly, Khloe’s fans think her current flame, Thompson, is in for fame and not love.
A report from Radar Online quotes a source as claiming that the basketball star is dating Khloe to enhance his social media presence and hopefully upgrade his endorsement deals.
“Since he’s been with Khloe, his following has doubled, which means his endorsement deals will as well,” the tipster said.
“It’s no coincidence that he upgraded from dating an Instagram model [Jordy Craig] to a reality TV star with more than 60 million followers.”
Another report from Life & Style says Khloe’s friends have been advising her to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers star for good. They believe she hasn’t been in a healthy mental state since calling it quits with Lama Odom.
Worse still, both Thompson and the 32-year-old star are now sharing an apartment although he has a child from his broken relationship with Craig.
Thompson’s romance with the reality TV star was met with criticisms from LeBron James, who warned his teammate not to lose sight of their collective goals and responsibilities as NBA Champions.
James warned Thompson of a possible slide in his career if Khloe eventually becomes a distraction.
“…LeBron is not going to take any nonsense and if Tristan starts focusing on being on TV and being a celebrity while dating Khloe, then that is where the problems will come,” an insider told Hollywood Life at that time.
“LeBron wants everyone to be ready to repeat as champs and bring another title to Cleveland!” the tipster added.