The following is a list of those former and current NBA athletes that have been linked to the Kardashians/Jenner family.With the exception of two big names, this list isn't exactly stacked with All-Stars, but still, the sheer number of players is impressive.Most of us remember this very public saga, that saw Lamar Odom go from Sixth Man of the Year (2011), at the top of his game, to a Tyrone Biggums-esque fiend and NBA burnout.
Blaming the Kardashian "Curse" removes all personal responsibility of failure.
To put it differently, if Khloe or Kim had a history of dating accountants, nobody would be concerned about the possibility of the guy messing up a routine audit.
After four days of close medical attention, Lamar eventually awoke from his coma, although he suffered several strokes and kidney failure due to the overdose.
To Lamar's surprise, Khloe was with him almost every step of the way on his road to recovery, and she even withdrew her request for divorce during this time.
While not all of these tales have a happy ending, they offer cautionary examples of what can happen when every moment of one's personal and professional lives are scrutinized by millions of people.
Certainly this phenomenon extends beyond the court as well.Okay, who remembers this, or perhaps better put, who doesn't remember this?Kris Humphries was a little-known bench player prior to his 72-day marriage to Kim Kardashian in 2001. The reports were that the split was caused by Kim's cheating with none other than Kanye West, who is, according to gossip magazine sources, about to be the father of their third child together.Then this story takes a couple of darker turns, as you might know.In 2015, Odom was found unconscious inside a Nevada brothel after a near-fatal overdose due to his consumption of a mystery cocktail of pills.Odom was quickly absorbed into the Kardashian universe at the peak of his career.After fast-tracking their marriage later that same year, Khloe would eventually file for divorce in 2013.Khloe Kardashian could basically field a decent starting five with her exes.The idea of the "Curse" is something that dates back to 2000, when Kim was dating then NFL Running Back Reggie Bush.Anytime Kanye West has a personal or professional misstep, his legion of fans (myself included) are quick to blame Kim Kardashian for her role in whatever it is.Regardless of who's involved it's a somewhat silly premise.