Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball isn’t having the rosiest of rookie seasons. While he’s a threat to drop a triple-double on any given day, the highlight remains on his growing bust-potential, brought about mostly by his struggles to shoot the ball.

Ball’s trouble in knocking down shots in the pros has been very much talked about almost everywhere. Explanations for his inability to find a consistent touch include his quirky shooting mechanics and his caving to the pressure put on his shoulders by his dad’s bluster. Whatever it is, Ball wants us to know that his basketball malaise is not because he goes home to a Kardashian – or a Jenner. In fact, he’s been abundantly forewarned.

In an appearance on ESPN’s Mason and Ireland, Ball said that he’s heard of the infamous “Kardashian Curse” and that his girlfriend isn’t part of the Kardashian lineage.