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Commentary: One Kardashian boyfriend isn’t keeping up

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The popular children’s program “Sesame Street” is known for a game in which children are presented with multiple objects and are asked to choose which object doesn’t belong. It’s aptly titled “One of these things is not like the other.”

The game also applies to the Kardashians’ significant others. Kris Jenner is married to Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner. Khloe Kardashian is married to Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom. Kim Kardashian is now engaged to New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries. Kourtney Kardashian is dating the questionable Scott Disick.

One of these things is clearly not like the other.

With the announcement of Kim’s engagement to Humphries on Wednesday, the writing is clearly on the wall that Disick will be making his exit from the Kardashian family photo in the near future. Or, at least, it should be.

Disick, who has played the role of antagonist for the better part of each season of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” simply doesn’t keep up with the standard that the Kardashian family has set, in terms of wealth, fame or star power.

Odom plays for the most famous basketball team in the world, in the United States’ second-largest market. Kobe Bryant was the best man in his wedding. Humphries plays in the New York/New Jersey market, and emerged this past season as one of the top rebounders in basketball. Disick once blacked out and tried to shove a $100 bill down a waiter’s throat.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: It’s shallow to dump someone you love just because both of your younger sisters are going to be married to rich and famous professional athletes. But that’s the thing: Kourtney’s not in love with Scott; she’s just under his spell.

Throughout all five seasons of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” as well as the spin-offs “Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami” and “Kourtney & Kim Take New York,” Disick has exhibited symptoms that are indicative of a disrespectful boyfriend by regularly belittling Kourtney, drinking often and flirting with other girls, and lying just for the sake of lying.

Kourtney started dating Disick in 2007, the same year “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” hit the air, and before the world knew who Kourtney Kardashian even was. She clearly appears to be trapped in the mindset she was in before her newfound fame, and is apparently unaware that, like her sisters, she too could be dating an NBA or NFL star (or at least player).

For better or worse (and let’s be honest, it’s for worse), the Kardashians have transformed into the first family of professional sports. It’s time for Kourtney to get with the program.

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