Khloe Kardashian has a type, and that is basketball players. She has dated a slew of NBA players over the years, but now one former NBA player, Rashad McCants, has come forward to actually blame the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star for ruining his career.
Rashad was a talented college basketball player for North Carolina and helped lead the Tar Heels to a National Championship. With obvious all-star potential, he was drafted to the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2005 and played with them for four years. In the fall of 2009, Rashad started dating the reality star and according to him, she is the reason his career went south.
In a recent interview with The Charlotte Observer, Rashad mentioned his relationship with Khloe and claims dating her made other NBA teams doubt his commitment to the game.
After being traded by Minnesota, he signed with a few other teams, but never saw further success. Eventually, his career stalled indefinitely. Rashad thinks that if he didn’t have such a publicized romance with Khloe, he would still be in the NBA making $60-70 million per year.
Recently James Harden, another basketball ex of Khloe’s, gave an interview and stated that he’s glad he stopped dating Khloe and that it was no coincidence that his game rebounded after their split. Khloe’s constant need for attention and what he called “unnecessary headlines”, had a negative impact on him and his teammates.
Harden states, “I didn’t like the attention. I feel like it was for no reason. I wasn’t getting anything out of it except my name out there, and face out there, and I don’t need that”. Harden has gone on to having a successful career with the Houston Rockets, as well as a relationship with singer, Ashanti. But unlike his relationship with Khloe, Ashanti and James keep their relationship private.
Of course, no one can forget that Khloe’s ex-husband, Lamar Odom’s career went off the rails after their marriage and cringe worthy reality show, “Khloe and Lamar”. After being traded by the Lakers in 2011, he bounced around the NBA until descending into drug addiction again.
Khloe is currently dating Cleveland Cavaliers player, Tristan Thompson. But lately there have been rumors that he wants to cool their romance and just concentrate on his game.
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