Jalen Rose Says 'Curse of the Kardashians' Caused Tristan Thompson's Poor Performance

Jalen Rose, Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian

Jalen Rose Says 'Curse of the Kardashians' Caused Tristan Thompson's Poor Performance

"It's what we've all been saying."

Published June 8, 2017

It's one thing to agree with something that others are thinking. It's completely different to say it out loud on live TV.

That's exactly what Jalen Rose did on ESPN last night following the Golden State Warriors' 118-113 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals to take a commanding 3-0 lead. 

"I'm going to say what everybody's thinking," Rose said. "There are three things in life that are certainties: father time, gravity and the curse of the Kardashians." 


Rose made the statement in reference to the poor play of Cavs power forward Tristan Thompson, who had zero points and a measly three rebounds last night. Through three Finals games Thompson has a total of eight points and 11 rebounds, clearly not cutting it on the game's biggest stage.

That's why Jalen blamed Tristan's relationship with Khloe Kardashian for his dismal play. And Twitter was there for it.

  1. Watch Jalen Rose mention the 'curse of the Kardashians' with No F's given

    Jalen is a savage for this one!

  2. Hoop Fans couldn't believe that Rose Actually Said It On Live TV

    Jalen clearly has some guts.

  3. One Person Laid It All Out With This Zero Chill Kardashian Chart

    This is just too much. Too much.

  4. Does Tristan's Stats In These Finals Back Up Jalen's Claim?

    Let's be very clear ... those are some miserable numbers that Thompson put up in the first two games. And his zero-point, three-rebound Game 3 was equally sad.

  5. And Stephen A. Smith Seemed to agree with Jalen's theory Today on 'First Take'

    "My God!"

  6. Is This More a Matter of the Cavs doing more things to get Tristan involved?

    Well, that may help with his offense, but Thompson is known for his rebounding and attacking the boards, which comes down to position and flat out hunger and passion. So ...

  7. Do you agree with jalen Rose blaming the 'curse of the kardashians' on Thompson's Poor Play or Is the Cavs' forward the only person to blame here?

    You decide.

Written by BET Staff

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