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First the Drake curse, then Kim Kardashian and now Taylor Swift is causing havoc in NBA play-offs


Jun 9, 2023
First the Drake curse, then Kim Kardashian and now Taylor Swift is causing havoc in NBA play-offs


Are you really a superstar celebrity if you don’t have your own sporting curse? Taylor Swift might not think so.

The global pop sensation is joining an ever-increasing number of celebrities whose mere presence seems to affect the outcome of sporting events.

Swift has the latest sporting curse


Swift has the latest sporting curseCredit: Getty
Her impact is now taking over the NBA


Her impact is now taking over the NBACredit: Getty

Canadian rapper Drake began it all with a number of audacious bets, but his bad luck seemed to end when Argentina won the World Cup in spite of his $1million [£8m] backing.

That might have been because he passed it over to world famous businesswoman and reality TV star Kim Kardashian, when her tour of European football left clubs in pieces.

Taking her son on a trip to London, she first visited the Emirates in March in what turned out to be a disastrous match against Sporting Lisbon.

The Gunners crashed out of the Europa League that night at the round of 16 stage, and lost key defenders William Saliba and Takehiro Tomiyasu, which proved detrimental to their Premier League title charge.

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The ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ star next watched Paris Saint-Germain, who then lost at home in the league for the first time in 26 games.

Now, though, it’s Swift’s turn, taking over just in time for the NBA Finals.

Booking her Eras Tour across North and South America, Swift booked gigs in cities that host seven of the eight NBA conference semi-final teams.

So far six of them are out, including the hugely-fancied Phoenix Suns where she kicked things off, and the Philadelphia 76ers who lost a decisive game seven the night she was playing close by.

Drake's betting kicked things off


Drake’s betting kicked things off
Kardashian helped ruin Arsenal and PSG's seasons


Kardashian helped ruin Arsenal and PSG’s seasonsCredit: Getty

The only team of the eight Taylor hasn’t scheduled on her tour is finalists Miami Heat.

The closest she’s been to Miami, Florida, is Tampa, who have their own Orlando Magic side.

She is visiting Denver though, and despite Stan Kroenke’s side being 2-1 up against the Heat in the final, Swift’s influence may well prove too much to handle.

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