In an interview with Sports Illustrated, the 27-year-old shooting guard revealed he didn’t like ‘getting attention for no reason’, which seems to be the modus operandi of the so-called Kardashian Clan. The media frenzy that accompanied Harden and Kardashian’s eight months together seems to have made the NBA star deeply unhappy, as he admitted he needed to ‘eliminate’ Khloe Kardashian from his life in order to play better.
“I feel like it was for no reason,” the Houston Rocket said. “I wasn’t getting anything out of it except my name out there and my face out there, and I don’t need that. It wasn’t uncomfortable, but it wasn’t me.”
“I don’t need pictures of myself when I’m driving my car. Who cares? What shoes am I wearing? Who cares? Where am I eating? Who cares? It was unnecessary stuff that I think trickled down to my teammates,” he continued. “I had to eliminate that.”
Harden, 27, and Kardashian, 32, separated in February 2016. After the breakup, Kardashian claimed she was actually the one who ended it because the Los Angeles-born basketball player had cheated on her.
“I’ve always said, ‘We don’t need to be monogamous,’” she said at the time. “‘There’s a lot of sh*t going on in both of our lives. You live in Houston, I live in L.A. Let’s just see each other when we see each other.’ Why wouldn’t you say, ‘OK, that’s great’? He sought me out, wanted to be committed, then wasn’t committed.”
“I found out he wasn’t,” Kardashian added. “And I got the receipts to prove it!”