We all know the Kardashian women have a way of putting their stamp on the men they date. Well James Harden wasn’t too fond of the Kardashian ways an limelight. He sat down with Sports Illustrated where he discussed his relationship with Khloé Kardashian back in 2015 that lasted about 8 months. They were dating at a prime time in his career, he had just signed a huge contract with addidas an came second in votes for NBA MVP.
However things weren’t so positive amongst his teammates. Harden felt dating Khloé brought out some tension between his teammates. He also felt that the extra paparazzi was unnecessary. He was quoted saying “Taking picture Of me driving a car for what? What I’m eating, who cares? What shoes I’m wearing, who cares? It was unnecessary stuff that I think trickled down to my teammates. I had to eliminate that.” He had some friends n teammates in his ear advising him that he should “simplify” his life.
Those apart of the Houston Rockets organization thought that maybe he wanted to feel what it was like to be that level of famous, an Harden quickly realized he didn’t like it. The extra cameras an made up tabloid stories were just too much for the NBA Baller. Since he has cut ties with the famous Kardashian sister, James is the topic of MVP conversations again and his team is 3rd in the League. Some say a breakup breaks you down looks like the relationship was more like a anchor holding him down an now that he has broken free he is at the top of his game again. Not many have escaped the Kardashian spell an still maintained the lifestyle they once had I.e. Lamar Odom an Kris Humphries. Harden was able to dodge all the madness and come back stronger then ever. Kudos to you James!