Who's Matt Kemp? 5 Facts About Khloe Kardashian's Rumored Hookup!

Learn all about Khloe Kardashian's rumored rebound from Lamar Odom, Matt Kemp!

Matt Kemp

Khloe Kardashian has been spotted getting cozy with Los Angeles Dodger Matt Kemp. Though she denies there's a romance, an insider close to Kardashian hints there may something brewing. "It could be heading [romantic] in the future, but Khloe wasn't spending time with him when she was still with Lamar. She absolutely wasn't. People need to remember that she and Lamar haven't lived together since June."


That said, get to know Matt Kemp:

He's nicknamed "The Bison."
Kemp got the name for a few reasons: One, he's from Oklahoma, and the bison is Oklahoma's state animal. Further, during the second major league game Kemp ever played, a sports announcer said he looked "like a big buffalo running around the bases." "Buffalo" was changed to "bison," and it stuck!

He used to play basketball, too.
Kemp played hoops in high school, but says he's done with the sport because it carries such a big risk of injury. Still, he can't resist the occasional game of H-O-R-S-E!

He has a dark past.
In high school, Kemp and three of his varsity basketball teammates were accused of raping a 19-year-old woman. She declined to press charges and prosecutors didn't pursue the case because there wasn't sufficient evidence.


Kemp dated Rihanna!
After her first split from Chris Brown, RiRi ran into Kemp's arms from December 2009 to November 2010. Their split was said to be drama free and a simple result of scheduling—and their relationship was similarly light—hearted and not too serious.

He's big into charity work and giving back.
Kemp founded a community initiative called Kemp's Kids in 2008 that hosts children from the Los Angeles area during several games at Dodger Stadium. He's also actively involved in autism research funding. 

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