*Kim Kardashian’s mother Kris Jenner is downplaying reports that her daughter is dating Halle Berry’s ex-boyfriend after the two were photographed attending a Lakers game together on Sunday.

Jenner insists her socialite daughter is not in a relationship with the Canadian model.

“He is so nice. He’s a friend of Kim’s… just friends!” the Kardashian matriarch told TV host George Lopez.  “Isn’t he hot? But they’re not dating. They’re just friends.” [Watch below.]