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Booker and Jenner linked; life goes on

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When you hear the Suns franchise star linked to a Kardashian-Jenner, you first reaction is probably, “uh-oh”.

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It’s funny to see the different things that blow up my phone: Marco Polo notifications from my overly-talkative family, Door Dash updates as I await some delicious Ray’s Pizza to arrive at my front door, and Twitter news galore.

Yesterday, the text messages came rolling in when TMZ reported that Devin Booker and Kendall Jenner were spotted en route to Sedona, Arizona for a day trip. I can’t believe I’m writing about the Kardashian-Jenner conglomerate. COVID-19 is really pushing me to the edge...

I’m sure by now you’ve seen the bushy Booker and slender supermodel pics that TMZ has provided:

The force that is NBA Twitter collided head on with Kardashian Twitter, and the Internet (and my phone) exploded. Why? Because two millionaires in their early 20’s headed to Sedona, quarantine or not, is a lot more interesting than whatever you’re doing I guess. I can stack this Tweet in the “who cares?” folder.

But then again, there is the Kardashian Curse. (Insert ominous music here)

For those unfamiliar with the ‘Kardashian Curse’ it is essentially this, per Vogue (yeah, Vogue wrote an actual article on this...): The Kardashian-Jenner sisters are built for a level of celebrity that only they can handle. So if you are associated with them, their celebrity crushes you.

Perhaps that’s why so many friends reached out, expressing their concern for Devin Booker. “Your boy is done” read one text, “Uh ohhhhhh” read another with a link to the story. My fellow Suns fans are afraid that, by sheer association, that Booker’s career is in trouble. Could he be the next Lamar Odom? Is he destined to fade away like Kris Humphries? Will his 3-point shot disappear like Ben Simmons?!

If you look at who Kendall and Khloe have been linked to, it does pose an interesting question:

I think I’d have to go with Team Khloe. Team Kendall would dominate the three-point line, but Team Khloe would kill them on the boards and have their way with second chance points.

Kendall and Devin are stating they aren’t linked romantically, and that they run in the same group of friends. So I guess we’re safe. Whew! I guess they didn’t drive up to Sedona to carve their initials into a tree in Oak Creek Canyon. I can go back to yard work once again!

Even if it was real, curses are made to be broken. Think of ‘The Madden Curse’. This pop culture jinx, which states that if you are on the cover of Madden you will be injured, has claimed 16 of it’s 22 cover athletes. Patrick Mahommes, who graced the cover of Madden 20, who the Super Bowl. Take that ridiculous curses!

Will Devin’s friendship with Kendall effect his promising future? No. You are free to carry on with your life now.