You don't have to be a sports fan to have been caught up in the past week's drama concerning the New Orleans Hornets and the departure of their marquee player, Chris Paul and, of course, the subsequent acquisition, and then departure of legions of other players to take his places.
Each day, it seems, some new roster of league players were shipped to New Orleans in trades to replace Paul, deals that league commissioner David Stern nixed faster than a CP3 fast break alley poop.
The biggest name shipped to New Orleans during this crazy Hugopalooza period, but subsequently shipped back home was L.A. Lakers superstar Lamar Odom, a significant contributor to the the Lakers recent Western Conference success.
As dozens of names crossed the bottom of the ESPN screen, lisitng names of potentially dozens of new Hornets: Luis Scolia, Kevin Martin, Goran Dragic, Lamar Odom, Chris Kamen, Al Farouq-Aminu, Jason Smith, Carl Landry, etc., etc., etc., only one name was left off, a name that trumps all others in the big Pop Culture picture.
Khloe Kardashian, anyone?
Consider the implications: The record indicates that when Saints Super Star Reggie Bush was sucked into the Guardianship vortex several years ago by virtue of his relationship with Kim Kardashian, his production and concentration seemed to noticeably slip away.
Troubled times, they had come. Reggie would turn up in Vogue magazine more than Sports Illustrated.
The locker room got tense. An interloper had broken the fourth wall. Yoko Ono was in the house.
Kardashian 1, Saints 0.
So the arrival of Odom and his wife, Khloe Kardashian, promised only more paparazzi, distraction and general nuisance to introduce unnecessary chaos unto a team just trying to find its way.
Me say, no Good.
Imagine the new scores of paparazzi looming about for pictures of the young lovers, throwing all kinds of distraction over the whole organizations.
Time will tell us how good the new Hornets players are. History already tells us we have avoided a dance with the devil known as the Kardashians.
Let someone else keep up with them.
We've got a season to play. The score star. Kardashians, 3. New Orleans 0.
That's good start.