The intertwining between the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and the ever popular athletes in the professional world of sports is always an interesting topic, especially if you can pick up on trends that may affect your daily fantasy sports teams.
Kim Kardashian, for one, can’t seem to pull herself away from her magnetism for professional athletes. When Kim dates an athlete, they tend to have career years. Prime examples include Reggie Bush while he was with the New Orleans Saints and Miles Austin of the Dallas Cowboys. She even went on to marry NBA player Kris Humphries for 72 days. Ironically, they all posted huge numbers when linked to the Media Queen.
Bush, who dated Kardashian on-and-off from 2007 through 2010, won a Super Bowl with the Saints while with her. Following her March 2010 breakup with Reggie, Kardashian moved on to Austin, and the two dated from June through September of 2010. Near the end of their relationship, Austin signed a six-year, $54 million contract extension with the Cowboys. In addition to the big payday, Miles caught 20 passes for 288 yards and a touchdown during the two regular season games that overlapped during their relationship.
Kim’s most recent marriage/fling with Kris Humphries of the New Jersey Nets saw the Humph’s career take off while he carried on his relationship with Kardashian.
Humphries had the best statistical season of his NBA career during the time he dated Kardashian, posting career highs in points per game (10), rebounds per game (10.4), assists per game (1.1), blocks per game (1.1), field goal percentage (.527) and minutes per game (27.9). Prior to the 2010-11 season, Humphries’ career highs were 7.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.7 blocks, 48.3 percent shooting and 17.7 minutes.
This whole thing may just be one big coincidence, but die hard fantasy owners always want to be thinking outside the box to get the upper hand on their competitors. Trend or not, one thing is for sure, the girl likes her athletes. Stay tuned for her next relationship, the lucky fella may be the next fantasy sleeper to keep your eye on.