Kim Kardashian Divorce: Will Broken Ties Keep Her out of Sports News?

Tom LoughreyAnalyst IIINovember 1, 2011

MONTE CARLO, MONACO - MAY 27:  Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries attend the Amber Fashion Show held at the Meridien Beach Plaza on May 27, 2011 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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Kim Kardashian is slowly inching her way out of sports news, and how certain people feel about that depends on their attitude toward the matter. Personally, I love it.

According to TMZ, Kardashian filed for divorce Monday morning.

“We're told even though the marriage was short, she is not seeking an annulment. It's a garden variety divorce, in which Kim cites ‘irreconcilable differences.’”

Because of her relationship with NBA player Kris Humphries, Kardashian has been in and out of sporting news. She’s been the “talk of the town,” receiving similar coverage to Eva Longoria when she was with Tony Parker.

Maybe I’m alone on this, but I tune into SportsCenter for the pure purposes of hearing about sports. Some stories about small-town tragedies and successes definitely have a place in the show if they’re related to sports.

However, the personal life of Kardashian should not be the focus of the media. Let Twitter and E! handle that if they see fit. It seriously has no place on ESPN for more than a few scrolls across the bottom line, and even that is stretching it.

If someone wants to know how every athlete's personal life is, let them dig to find out. Or at least make them find it in places where they'd expect to find it.

Unfortunately, Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian’s relationship will still be talked about more than it needs to be. Kim’s sister and Lamar have done a much better job than Kim and Kris in avoiding the public limelight.

Infatuation with the personal lives of athletes and celebrities has become uncomfortably high, and it is causing the level of news to suffer in some instances.

Not to sound completely old school, but it seems like the pre-Twitter days were only yesterday—the days where only our moms and sisters knew about the relationships of celebrities, and that’s because they chose to.

I wouldn’t mind a return to the days where I only knew a few celebrity names.