The Cleveland Cavaliers have been going through a bit of a rough patch recently, losing three games in a row (despite monster efforts from LeBron James) and now we have reports of some off-court issues involving Tristan Thompson, Lamar Odom and, yes, Khloe Kardashian.
According to Radar Online, Thompson and Odom reportedly had an altercation at Kardashian’s home after she tried to introduce the two. Odom, who was Kardashian’s husband, and Thompson, Kardashian’s current boyfriend, apparently weren’t too cordial in their meeting.
“Khloe arranged for the guys to meet at her home a few weeks ago, because she wants to stay on good terms with Lamar and thought he and Tristan would keep things civilized,” said an insider.
According to the source, Odom, 37, “rocked up with a couple of his buddies” in tow and the ill-conceived meeting with Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player Thompson, 25, quickly turned ugly.
“She didn’t count on how snarky and hostile Lamar was going to be, plus how super-protective Tristan acted in return,” said the insider. “Lamar’s friends had to pull them off each other once things got really bad. Khloe now realizes they can’t be in the same room ever again.”
We obviously don’t know exactly what happened and must consider the source with regards to this report, but it’s not surprising to find an NBA player entangled in an off-court distraction while dating Khloe Kardashian. In a recent Sports Illustrated profile, James Harden explained how his breakup from Khloe helped him remove some of the clutter from his off-court life and rededicate himself to basketball to become a serious MVP candidate this season.
Hopefully, nothing more comes of this and Thompson avoids further distractions as the Cavs look to repeat as NBA champions.