Cavs’ forward Tristan Thompson has emerged to become a valuable asset for the team alongside LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, taking over Timofey Mozgov as a starter last season on the way to the finals. Are NBA rumors regarding Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian going to help improve his place?
Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian have been making rounds in the NBA rumors department after the two have been spotted getting close and cozy over the last couple of weeks.
Not only is there some concern over what Khloe’s estranged husband Lamar Odom must feel about this, but LeBron James could be pissed that they’re dating too.
LeBron James is said to be worried about the kind of influence Khloe Kardashian may have with Tristan Thompson. Many point to what happened to Lamar Odom’s career after marrying the reality star.
Is this a good thing for Kevin Durant Warriors and Stephen Curry who are fighting their way back to the NBA championship?
According to a report by Hollywood Life LeBron James may be concerned if Thompson can remain focused with his game, but an insider said:
“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. LeBron wants everyone to be ready to repeat as champs and bring another title to Cleveland!”
Thompson has done well last season and apart from LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, he’s made it to the no. 52 spot in SI’s top 100 NBA players along with J.R. Smith.
In a report by SB Nation “Thompson has put his special nose for offensive rebounding to full use giving James extra possessions while also emerging as an undersized force with enough versatility and quickness to handle defensive assignments on the perimeter.”
Will he be able to follow up on his performance, or, better yet, perform better this season? Will Khloe Kardashian be a negative distraction?
If so, then Kevin Durant of the Warriors along with Stephen Curry would surely take advantage of any weakness the Cavs may have. They are now the heavy favorite to win this season, and both are eager to prove their worth, especially for Kevin Durant whose acquisition has took so much spotlight.
Do you think the Kevin Durant Warriors backed up by Stephen Curry will successfully avenge last season’s loss?
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