The Kardashian-Jenner NBA Curse Makes a Comeback During the 2022 Playoffs

Allison DeGrushe - Author

May 19 2022, Published 4:49 p.m. ET

The Kar-Jenner NBA curse is making headlines in 2022.
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The Kardashian-Jenner NBA curse strikes again!

On May 15, the Phoenix Suns were eliminated in the playoffs following a Game 7 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Many fans consider it to be one of the worst losses ever — for context, the Mavs were up 92-50 going into the fourth quarter.

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Now, seeing as star shooting guard Devin Booker is currently dating Kendall Jenner, millions of NBA fans are curious if the Suns' embarrassing defeat was due to the so-called Kardashian-Jenner curse. Here's everything we know, including if the curse is real.

Devin Booker and Kendall Jenner.
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Is the Kardashian-Jenner NBA curse real? The narrative, explained.

For those unaware, the Kardashian-Jenner is a narrative that states terrible things happen to any man, usually a professional athlete, romantically involved with the Kardashian-Jenner family.

Year after year, the infamous Kardashian-Jenner curse narrative dominates headlines whenever one of these men (more often than not an NBA player) loses a big game or their career suddenly takes a turn for the worse.

Honestly, we think there's a bit of truth to this curse — here's why. Once Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kris Humphries after only 72 days of marriage, the former NBA superstar's career was never the same. He was no longer recognized as a great basketball player; no, he was villainized and only known for being married to a reality star for less than three months.

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Although Khloé Kardashian has dated her fair share of NBA players, she does not deserve to be blamed for their infidelity and personal struggles. The 37-year-old was married to former NBA player Lamar Odom when he and the Los Angeles Lakers won back-to-back NBA championships in 2009 and 2010, though. So, maybe this curse isn't so real after all.

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Well, it's a whole different story with Kendall Jenner. The model has dated a few NBA players, including Blake Griffin and Ben Simmons. Both had difficulty during the 2021-2022 regular season and underperformed on the court.

Neither star has lived up to being a top draft pick, and many fans believe it has to do with the Kardashian-Jenner curse. As expected, Kendall doesn't see it this way; in fact, she told Andy Cohen her true feelings about the hurtful narrative.

Kendall Jenner slammed the curse narrative: "It’s almost offensive."

During the Keeping up With the Kardashians reunion, Andy Cohen read off a fan question about the so-called Kar-Jenner curse. Luckily, Kendall took the reins and ripped it apart.

"What I don't like about this narrative is that the blame is on us," she said. "I think the men need to take that responsibility."

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Kendall added, "I think that we're all extremely giving and caring and loving women. And, when there is a man in our lives we like, give everything to them, and as a family, we all love them so much," noting that it's "almost offensive, personally."

What do you think? Is the Kardashian-Jenner curse legit or just a myth?

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