“One person who definitely took notice of the romance rumors is D’Angelo’s teammate Kobe,” a source revealed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He has been teasing the rookie about it, saying he’s already gone Hollywood. Kobe really gives him a hard time saying he better worry more about being a professional basketball player than becoming a reality star. It’s playful hazing, but you know Kobe really wants him focused on the team and not Kendall.”
It sounds like Kobe wants D’Angelo to keep his head in the right game! Considering it’s D’Angelo’s first year in the NBA, it totally makes sense that a basketball vet like Kobe would want to keep him focused on the right thing — especially since Kendall is such a catch!
Kendall has already attended two Lakers games on Oct. 27 and Nov. 1, grinning from ear-to-ear while cheering on D’Angelo. As her modeling career has continued to boom, she hasn’t been super focused on dating. But the source added that Kendall is “finally ready to fall in love,” and sparks are definitely flying between her and D’Angelo!
Although things are still in the early stages, we’re thrilled to see Kendall so happy over a guy. Plus, Kendall has always been super focused on her modeling, so she’d be a perfect fit for an up-and-coming star like D’Angelo as we doubt she’d want to distract him from his basketball success. Kobe can keep up the “playful hazing,” but we think he has nothing to worry about if these two really do become an item!
Are you a fan of Kendall and D’Angelo dating, HollywoodLifers? Do you think it’s hilarious that Kobe is teasing D’Angelo about their new romance?
— Taylor Weatherby, Reporting by Tim Plant