The Philadelphia 76ers are going through a rough patch.
Yes, the team won 50 games last season and advanced to the second round of the NBA Playoffs.
But they failed to land LeBron James in free agency a few days ago, after The King chose The Lakers, and now we have even worse news for fans of the squad:
Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons are getting hot, heavy and very serious.
Talk of the famous model dating the reigning Rookie of the Year starting to run rampant in late May.
That's just over a month ago, of course.
But there's been chatter already that the stars are living together in a rented home in Los Angeles, while they most definitely attended a party at Khloe Kardashian's home on July Fourth.
In a Snapchat video from the event, it's impossible to miss Kendall and Ben getting close and cozy, making it apparent that this is more than a mere fling.
The two also posed in a custom photo booth together with a group of friends.
This sighting comes not long after Simmons and Jenner also went on a double date with Khloe and Tristan Thompson, the latter of whom knows Simmons decently well from the basketball court.
Thompson plays for thehe Cavs and Simmons for the aforementioned Sixers.
Both clubs made it past the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs this past spring.
Neither Ben nor Kendall has actually commented on their romance yet, but photos and videos do not lie; they are clearly getting it on, folks.
“They seem to have a great time together. Kendall looks happy with Ben,” a source recently told People Magazine. “You can tell she is enjoying her summer.”
That's great for Jenner.
But what about the Sixers?
The dreaded Jenner/Kardashian curse is well known across the sports universe at this point, as the Houston Rockets stumbled to a .500 record shortly after James Harden dated Khloe Kardashian.
Reggie Bush was never the same player after he went out with Kim Kardashian and Miles Austin basically fell off the face of the earth after his doomed Kim relationship.
Remember Kris Humphries? LOL.
Last week, Jenner and Simmons enjoyed lunch at South Beverly Grill in Beverly Hills and then went shopping at Neiman Marcus.
The former only recently split from yet another basketball player, Blake Griffin.
“Kendall is having fun," People Magazine also writes, concluding:
"She doesn’t want a serious relationship and is just enjoying being single.
"She feels that whenever she has been serious about guys in the past, it’s kind of a mess and doesn’t work out. She invested time in the relationship with Griffin.
"She isn’t planning on doing the same right now.”
We'll see about that.
Sometimes, the heart and/or crotch simply wants what it wants and you can't do anything about it.