Prior to the start of the NBA playoffs, Cleveland Cavaliers fans publicly urged Tristan Thompson to dump Khloe Kardashian.
Clearly, the relationship hasn't proven to be as much of a distraction as the Cavs faithful had feared, as the team easily swept the Indiana Pacers in four games to advance to the second round.
But for reasons that likely have nothing to do with his performance on the court, Tristan might actually be planning to give the good people of Cleveland what they want and kick Khloe to the curb.
According to Radar Online, Thompson is on the verge of breaking up with Khloe due to mounting pressure to put a ring on it.
Thompson became a father shortly after he and Khloe started dating (She knew that his previous girlfriend was pregnant when the relationship began.), and he's reportedly not willing to pile marriage on top of his already very full plate.
“Tristan’s barely getting used to the idea of being a dad and here’s Khloe pushing him into a high-profile engagement,” says one insider.
"[Thompson] is ready to run because it’s too much too quickly.”
Yes, it seems Khloe's overeagerness to get hitched is scaring Tristan off, but it seems he's also put off by the reality star's spending habits.
Apparently, the fact that Khloe earns more than Tristan is something of sensitive subject, and he finds it emasculating when she drops massive sums of cash to impress him, as she did on his most recent birthday.
“He was pissed that Khloe threw all that money on his birthday, just for bragging rights,” the source tells Radar.
“His friends are calling her ‘Khloe Warbucks’ after the rich guy in Annie.”
Hmm ... That's sort of a dated reference, but the rest seems entirely plausible.
Anyway, the rumors about LeBron James encouraging Tristan to dump Khloe are probably baseless, but the tipster insists the rest of Thompson's family really does want him to end his high-profile relationship.
“All his friends and family are begging him to get out of this situation before that family takes over his life,” says the source.
We'd say next time maybe Khloe should try dating a dude who's not an NBA player, but we all know that's never gonna happen.