[Classic] #1: If Robert Kardashian hadn't gotten OJ off, eventually one of his daughters would have.— GSElevator (@GSElevator) August 4, 2012
Because he was an athlete. Get it? It's funny unless it turns out Khloe is actually O.J.'s biological child. Then it's just weird, gross and inappropriate. That's the man's daughter. Maybe. It depends on whether or not Kris Jenner cheated on her get-somebody-off-a-murder-charge husband with an actual murder. He was an NFL player and Kris was a Kardashian so all bets are off.
The term "professional athlete" is slowly becoming synonymous with hooking up with a Kardashian sister. Why? Because the NBA doubles as a Kardashain dating service. Most people do Plenty of Fish, Kim and Khloe do the NFL All-Pro Team.
Before Kanye, Kim dated, as Blake Griffin once famously put it, athlete(s). And by famously put it, he tweeted it after being accused of marrying Kim himself.
Soon Kim realized that she would never get through the entire NBA herself and that she would need to settle down one day. So she enlisted her sisters to help her in her quest to date every professional athlete on the planet. Plus, double dates, and even more media attention. Kourtney Kardashian was of course in a committed relationship with Scott Disick throughout most of her career as the sister of a famous person. So she's missed out on most of the action. Khloe, and now Kendall, were game. Young Kendall grew up watching her sisters and now, she's a seasoned pro. Now that Kourtney's single, the Los Angeles Kings need to get in line. A new Scott Disick is required to give Keeping Up with the Kardashians the tiny little shred of humor and intelligence it offers.
Here are the top 15 athletes who have gotten busy with a Kardashian sister.
15 Lamar Odom
Lamar Odom wifed up Khloe Kardashian, when she was best known as Kim's sister. Lamar and Khloe secured their own reality show soon after their relationship started up. What a great way to start off, right? TV cameras in your face.
Khloe and Lamar's relationship was pretty weird. Most episodes were concerned with Khloe's problems with Lamar's best friend and inner circle, especially with the people he financially supported and gave jobs. Basically Lamar was the Kim to his family and friends when it came to ensuring they had careers and Khloe wasn't having it. Only she benefits off the hard work, O.J. Simpson murder money and tapes of others. Or in Lamar's case, just hard work.
Lamar, then a Los Angeles Laker, was traded to the Dallas Mavericks and it was the beginning of an absolute disease. Although, Odom requested the trade, he was miserable in Dallas. A bunch of Kardashian drama went down and all of the sudden, Odom was on the Clippers bench. It ended up being one of the bad business decisions Mark Cuban doesn't talk about on Shark Tank.
Lamar and Khloe soon divorced due to Lamar's drug benders and infidelity. It turned out he liked the drugs and women who weren't his wife.
Then, the games began for Khloe...
14 Matt Kemp
Matt Kemp denied hooking up with Khloe Kardashian a week after her split with Lamar. But then TMZ and pictures...painted a very different story...
Kemp lived in the same neighborhood as the Kardashians. When rumours were floating around, many thought that Kemp Instagrammed a photo of a Christmas tree from the Kardashian family home, it was actually just a photo from his home...All homes in the suburbs look the same.
Sources told TMZ that there was something between Kemp and Khloe. However, other reports said that Kemp was a private guy and didn't want the drama, publicity or attention that comes with team Kardashian.
13 James Harden
James Harden and Khloe were seen at various clubs and food joints around Los Angeles and Houston, doing couple stuff. One couple's night out, included setting off a massive amount of fireworks on a yacht for Harden's 26th birthday. The fireworks woke up residents of the neighboring towns who had to get up in the morning for real jobs.
It seems the Harden-Kardashian union has had it's first rocky point.
Harden was recently accused of stepping out on Khloe to "hang out" with a stripper. In her bedroom. It was probably completely innocent. There are lots of reasons to be in the bedroom of a stripper named Nelly Wit Da Jelly when you are an NBA player. Lots.
Harden has been with Kardashian for a couple of months now so it would seem the relationship was supposed to be exclusive.
So far neither Kardashian nor Harden have made comment. However, the couple recently resurfaced at UFC 192 in Houston.
12 Kris Humphries
Poor, poor Kris Humphries. Humphries married Kim Kardashian for love, so of course things got messy.
Kim was in love with Kris and they planned an elaborate wedding. After she made him re-purpose to her, so her camera crew could catch it all.
72 days after Kim and Kris tied the knot, Kim untied it. Kris, a devoted Catholic, demanded an annulment so that he could get married in the Catholic Church again. Kim wasn't having it. She refused to acknowledge the fact that her marriage smelled like fraud.
Kim hit the singles scene and soon after, Kanye West met his egotistical match. Kim and Kanye soon announced that Kim was expecting while she was still married to Kris.
Kanye was featured on Future's single, "I won." In it, Kayne raps, "I made it over NBA, NFL players ... So every time I score it's like the Super Bowl." Insert irony: Future's ex-girlfriend/baby mama Ciara now dates Super Bowl champ Russell Wilson. However, everybody knows, Wilson doesn't score with Future's baby mama.
11 Miles Austin
Miles Austin is one of Kim's lesser known athlete boyfriends. The then wide-receiver for the Dallas Cowboys and Kardashian broke up because they couldn't cope with a long-distance relationship, considering the long, three-hour flight between Dallas and Los Angeles. Not to mention the fact, with the money they have between them, flying private is an option.
Austin and Kim occasionally tweeted each other after the breakup but they never got back together.
10 Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo never made a Kardashian sister his main piece. Kim was simply a hookup he tried to deny and forget. Maybe the club was closing soon.
When Kim took a vacation to Spain, she met up with international football star Ronaldo at a club. Because she's Kim Kardashian, of course something went down. Ronaldo was between relationships with European supermodels so why not hook up with a Kardashian?
The pair are said to have had a dinner together during her a three-day visit to Madrid. They share a love of self-tanner, so they must have had a lot to talk about. Paparazzi shots show each Cristiano and Kim leave a restaurant separately. The pair then traveled in separate cars back to Ronaldo's home, where Kim stayed for several hours. Probably playing cards or something.
9 Reggie Bush
Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian used to date. It was pretty serious but the relationship ended in 2010. There were rumours that Kim cheated on Bush. Amber Rose called Kim a home wrecker for getting involved with Kanye West while he was dating her and Kim was dating Reggie. At her televised Bachelorette Party, Kim told her friends that she would spend several hours on the phone with Kanye while she was dating Bush.
Upon ending his relationship with Kim, Bush decided he would marry her clone. And, Kim's step-brother attended their wedding for some strange reason instead of his step-sister, Kim's. He reportedly said that Bush got off lucky by ending things with Kim.
8 Caitlyn Jenner
Caitlyn Jenner is the original Kardashian katcher. Caitlyn hooked up with Kim, Khloe and Kourtney's mom, Kris, when she was a Kardashian.
Caitlyn Jenner won the gold medal for decathlon at the Montreal Summer Olympics when she was known as Bruce Jenner.
Since Kris and Caitlyn divorced, Kris has been dating Chris Gamble, who works for Justin Bieber's manager.
7 Chandler Parsons
Chandler Parsons and Kendall Jenner reportedly dated during his offseason. Although, Parsons denies it. He told Chelsea Handler on her show Chelsea Lately:
"It's kind of a long story. I train with Gunnar Peterson here in L.A. She works out before me, so I kind of just got to know her, and then we had dinner. And the next thing I know I was on TMZ," Parsons said. "It was more of a group activity."
Handler told him to avoid getting a girlfriend for now because as an NBA player, his chance of getting somebody pregnant are very high. -- This is true. NBA players do have a lot of kids.
What Parsons says and what he does differ. Just days before he was supposed to show up on set for his starring role in a reality dating show for Relativity Television, he announced that he was opting out.
6 Rashad McCants
Rashad McCants and Khloe dated in 2009. However, they broke up, according to the Kardashian camp, because McCants was a big cheater.
McCants called Khloe out on her krazy. He says Khloe and Kourtney, who claimed he cheated on Khloe, “made the whole thing up” and staged evidence. On an episode of "Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami," they hacked the shooting guard's voice mail and listened to sexy messages from a female caller. The sisters suggested that McCants and Khloe were still together. However, according to McCants, that was not the case. The couple had broken up before the show was film. Khloe did not have his current phone number.
5 Rick Fox
Rick Fox and Khloe Kardashian went on a date earlier this year in Sherman Oaks. The former Laker seemed to be Kardashian's rebound after her and French Montana hooked up.
The pair left together around 1:30AM, according to sources. The morning after, Khloe shared on social media that she was hungover, felt rough and that she needed to take a nap.
Reports say Kardashian and Fox were good friends for years before turning their relationship into a romantic one. “They hung out in the same circle for years, but the timing was never right,” the insider said.
4 Derrick Ward
Derrick Ward and Khloe used to date when Ward was a running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009. The couple went to Mexico together to celebrate Kourtney’s birthday. From photos, it seemed the trip was just family and close friends.
3 Alecko Eskandarian
Alecko Eskandarian was set up with Kim on a blind date when he played for the LA Galaxy. By Kim's mother, Kris.
This was during a time when Kim wanted to try her hand at normal. It said that her mother was attempting to play matchmaker: "She's trying to come up with all these names in Hollywood, and I'm like ‘Just get me out of here. I want a normal Armenian boy,' " Kardashian said.
2 Mark Sanchez
Kim and Mark Sanchez denied seeing each other, despite multiple rumors that they spent time together every time Kim was in New York. Well, mostly Mark's people denied that he dated Kim. However, let's face it, Kim is the sports public relations person's natural enemy.
Kim took to Twitter and said she didn't even know Mark. Later, she blamed the "media" for creating a rumour that she was with the New York Jet's then quarterback. What would give anybody that idea?
1 Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton dated singer Nicole Scherzinger for most of his youth. Since that came to an end, he's been linked to Kendall Jenner. Things got a little spotty when Hamilton was spotted hanging out with Rihanna. But, it seems that
Kardashian Jenner and Hamilton are back on. He was spotted leaving Jenner's New York City apartment in September with her. In June, the maybe-couple went on a double date with Gigi Hadid and Joe Jonas in London, England. Later, he dined with Kendall's family without her.
Rumors started in May after Kendall was photographed wearing Hamilton's gold chain after the Monaco Grand Prix.