Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson tops Google's most searched athletes of 2018


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.

Thompson's 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: