Kim Kardashian has been known to make a man excel beyond his limitations.
When she dated New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries, he went on to average a double-double for the season after being a benchwarmer throughout his career.
So it may not be a coincidence that when Kardashian and ex-boyfriend Reggie Bush of the Miami Dolphins reportedly met up last week, Bush went on to post his second career 100-yard rushing day against the New York Giants.
Kardashian and Humphries, married for a whole 72 days, have since divorced, and it just so happens Bush posted another big game for the Dolphins on Sunday, racking up 142 total yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' 31-3 upset of the Kansas City Chiefs.
It's also worth noting that once Kardashian and Bush broke up in 2010, Bush was shipped from a Super Bowl-winning team in the New Orleans Saints to a perennial loser in the Dolphins. And despite being granted a chance to compete for the feature back role, Bush found himself in a timeshare with rookie Daniel Thomas.
Well, Bush is still in a timeshare, but he's beginning to separate himself from the rookie.
Let's be clear. Athletes can talk all they want about their personal lives not affecting them on the playing field, but they're also human beings. They experience the same emotions as we do, as much as we put them on a pedestal as gladiator robots.
It's very possible that when Bush realized he had lost Kardashian to Humphries, he became a robot himself, going through the motions of everyday life in the NFL but still not having the heart to be all he could be.
Kardashian, despite her many flaws, has clearly demonstrated she can lift a gladiator from the depths and make him a knight in shining armor. In fact, I fully expect Humphries to regress to "benchwarmer mode" next NBA season (whenever that is).
You may say that I'm outlandish, but I'm not the only one: Kardashian has given Bush superhuman powers once again.
Good news for Dolphins fans.
More bad news for Nets fans.