In a year that featured LeBron James' move to the Lakers, the Philadelphia Eagles' first Super Bowl win, Serena Williams fighting with an official and multiple Olympic records being set, the United States'
most Googled athlete of 2018 was ... Tristan Thompson?
Thompson's Cleveland Cavaliers are an abysmal 6-21 through their first 27 games without LeBron, but it isn't the power forward's play that got him all that attention this year.
It was the Kardashian Effect.
relationship with Khloé Kardashian sent him skyrocketing into the spotlight after the couple announced they were expecting a baby — and after it was revealed that the NBA player had been consistently cheating on his pregnant partner.
Kardashian gave birth to the pair's
daughter, True, on April 12.
The rest of Google's top 10 list is filled out with multiple Olympians, another notable NBA player, and several NFL stars with some drama of their own.
See the most-searched athletes of 2018:
United States' top searched athletes of 2018
10. Figure skater Johnny Weir
made headlines for his outfits during the 2018 Winter Olympics, during which he worked as a commentator.
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8. Snowboarder Chloe Kim
made history at the Olympics when she became the youngest woman ever to win a snowboarding medal.
(Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
7. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles
Foles, who started the NFL season on the bench in 2017, skyrocketed to stardom and
was named Super Bowl MVP after the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.
(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
6. New Orleans Saints wide receiver Dez Bryant
Bryant sat out much of the 2018 NFL season in hopes of signing a contract
with a "contender" — but unfortunately injured his Achilles shortly after signing with the Saints.
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4. NFL running back Le'Veon Bell
The former Pittsburgh Steelers star
chose not to sign with the team, ending a months-long "will he or won't he?" contract dispute.
(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
3. Skier Lindsey Vonn
The Olympic skier had announced her upcoming retirement from the sport, but decided to stay on the slopes a bit longer
after an injury derailed her training.
(AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)