Former NBA center Andrew Bogut is occupying his time these days coming for Kendall Jenner. The model recently broke up with Phoenix Suns forward Devin Booker, and Bogut was here for his hot take on it and a subsequent apology.
The shenanigans started during the 2022 NBA draft when Bogut compared the player selection process to the Jenner-Kardashians love lives.
“With the 2022 @NBA draft completion yesterday, one big name has yet to find a home,” Bogut tweeted, asking savagely, “Which team will snap up @KendallJenner??”
Ouch. If that wasn’t enough, the Australian continued, “Solid talent, versatile. ?? marks around team culture + habit of endless self promotion. Doctors will need to do medical as body has been banged up.”
With so many women in the Kardashian-Jenner clan dating or marrying ball players, Bogut hits at a sensitive spot with all the additional commentary. The young women already have a reputation for only dating stars and, for whatever reasons, keeping it moving like the title in their hit reality show.
However, the Bogut sneak attack came out of nowhere, and after much criticism about the statement, he “apologized” for the tasteless commentary.
“I would like to formally apologize for this tweet,” Bogut wrote. “My scout take forgot to include the elite level of rebounding. I will do better in the future.”
OK, that was funny and accurate, given every Kardashian or Jenner’s nine lives in the media.
After a reported two years together, Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker broke up, reportedly amicably. The two felt like they were on “different paths,” according to reports, and “have had discussions about their future, but they are not on the same page.”
However, the two did attend Kourtney Kardashian’s wedding in May, where they had a “really nice time.” Still, when they returned from the wedding held in Portofino, Italy, they didn’t feel in alignment, moving on very different paths.
For the Suns faithful, that sounds like good news for their championship aspirations. The organization has never won a championship, and veteran point guard Chris Paul is getting older without a championship in his career. Now that Booker has hopefully avoided the Kardashian curse, the Suns’ hopes might have brightened.
Although the couple has only been broken up for less than a month, Booker might have dodged one of the scourges of the male athlete and entertainer: the Kardashian curse.
When men align with a Jenner or a Kardashian, rumor has it that the media spotlight scrutinizes their brand so meticulously that they wither and fall into the matrix of Kardashian-Jenner. Popular opinion turns the tide on them, evolving into either stone-cold crazy or a shell of the person they were before the relationship.
“It’s everyone around us that aren’t used to [the media attention],” Kylie Jenner said to GQ in 2018. “And we’re just like, ‘Oh, that’ll go away in a day.’ I know these stories aren’t going to matter, so don’t even let them affect you, you know?'”
Want proof that he avoided the curse? Booker agreed to a four-year, $224M super-max extension with the Phoenix Suns that begins in 2024-2025 and brings Booker’s total contract value to six years and $295M; all without a Jenner or a Kardashian by his side.
Bogut’s not-so-subtle jabs at Jenner may be shady and out of the left field, but at least Booker made it out that much more prosperous and won’t have to set it on Bogut in the process.