Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons' relationship has been at the center of attention, not just for those who have followed the Jenner/Kardashian family for years, but also for Philadelphia 76ers fans.
Sixers fans recently created a petition to ban Jenner from the team's home games after she was in attendance for their first loss in Philadelphia this season a few weeks ago.
A Philadelphia 76ers fan has started a petition to ban Kendall Jenner from the Wells Fargo Center after the Sixers lost their first home game of the season with Jenner in attendance.— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 25, 2018
It has 2,805 signatures ? pic.twitter.com/46q8qJ9j8H
However, one of the men that would have to co-sign on that ban does not believe the relationship has been a detriment to Simmons or the team. Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin recently told Business Insider that Jenner has been a great influence on the 22-year-old NBA star.
"I think it's ridiculous," Rubin said of the petition. "I think Kendall's awesome. I've spent a bunch of time with her."
ben simmons really got kendall jenner at a Drexel game ?pic.twitter.com/oJ42gt2azh— Drew Corrigan (@Dcorrigan50) December 1, 2018
"I was with Kendall a few days ago and Kendall insisted on going home and getting a good night's sleep when Ben wanted to stay out for a late dinner," Rubin continued. "So, Kendall's been a great influence on him, and we've won every game she's been at but one so far."
With the Sixers holding an incredible 14-2 record at home, it seems the petition is pretty useless, even if 10,000 people have already signed it. And besides, if Kendall is great influence on the NBA star, wins and losses should not matter.