Tristan Thompson played for the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2011 to 2020. He earned his only two NBA career honors, a championship and All-Rookie Second Team nod, there.
Off the court, Thompson’s time with the Cavs also overlapped with his now-infamous relationship with Khloe Kardashian. Part of the reason why their romance was such front page news was Thompson’s penchant for cheating.
Not only did he did do it frequently, but did it very, very publicly.
This past week one of Thompson’s teammates, Iman Shumpert, appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.
During his interview, Shumpert revealed how the Cavaliers felt watching Thompson openly step out Khloe.
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“It wasn’t a big disruption for us,” he said.
“Honestly, when the outside world and stuff bubbles up, the best thing for us is that we’ve got games so we can focus on that. We get tunnel vision. I think we just all felt for Khloé… it was sad.”
Obviously there have been a lot of stories through the years about Thompson’s cheating. There was the one about him allegedly hooking up with three different women at one party. There was that whole brouhaha between him, Jordyn Woods and Larsa Pippen.
There were those extremely disturbing text messages that leaked when the Maralee Nichols thing happened.
It has just been one thing after another. There is a reason why this man owes what he owes in child support.
— Game 7 (@game7__) June 23, 2022
That said, the fact that the Cavs legitimately felt bad for Khloe is telling. There is a lot of cheating that goes on in NBA locker rooms. If Thompson’s acts were so egregious that even players felt like it was a lot – then it was definitely a lot.
Some couples just aren’t meant to be, and clearly Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian were one of those couples.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.