Before being married to Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries was a relatively unknown NBA bench player, but now the 26-year old has been voted the most hated player… you’re welcome LeBron James.
In a new survey conducted by Forbes, Kris Humphries is the most disliked player in the NBA. According to Forbes, “Apparently when you become better known for a quickie marriage to Kim Kardashian than for your play on the court, you aren’t popular.”
After spending the NBA lockout as a free agent, Humphries resigned with his 2010-2011 team the New Jersey Nets for a one-year $8 million contract. In his first game back, Humphries was booed off the court in an exhibition game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Fans at the Garden even chanted, “We want Humphries.”
But being married to a Kardashian… even if for 72-days has groomed him to handle the media. When asked about the heckling, Humphries told a reporter, “No, I was so focused on the game, I couldn’t hear that, bro.
Kris Humphries dad is coming to the defense of his son after his 72-day marriage to Kim Kardashian. William Humphries tells Life & Style,“There was never a discussion about it — it just came out of nowhere and blindsided Kris. How could someone do that? Kris was completely surprised. The news was already published before he found out!”
While Kardashian has spoken publicity about her divorce in an Australian television interview and in a blog post, she is not happy Kris is voicing his opinion, “Kris told me that Kim was texting him a lot, but he wouldn’t respond. They did speak briefly the day the split was announced — but only because Kim was apparently pissed that Kris had released his own statement.”
Over the weekend Kardashian flew to Minneapolis to meet with her estranged husband, “It’s not a nice situation. No matter how you look at it, he’s going through a divorce,” William said.
According to the New York Post,Kardashian has apologised to the Humphries family for the “media attention and hurt this has caused them,” as also “not calling them to explain before she filed for divorce.” As irony would have it, Kardashianis now working on her first major movie titled Marriage Counselor.
Is Reggie Bush the other man in the Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries divorce? Kardashian filed for divorce from her husband just after 72-days of marriage, and now there are reports she may have met up with her ex-boyfriend just days before. According to MediaTakeOut.com: “Kim knew that Reggie was in town to play the Giants, so she asked him to meet for lunch.”
Although the Miami Dolphins running back originally turned her down, Mother Nature intervened and his flight arrived in NYC earlier than expected because of the East Coast snow storm. The two dined at high end sushi restaurant Bar Messa in a private booth.
Kardashian and Bush dated on and off for three years, and Kardashian spoke openly about how she desired to marry the former Heisman trophy winner In a statement released by Humphries, the NJ Nets basketball player says, “I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce … I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make it work.”
Despite being dumped by Kardashian, the good news for Humphries is that he now has a good chance at winning an NBA Championship!
It’s been 72-days and Kim Kardashian has already filed for divorce from Kris Humphries. But was Humphries Kim K’s first choice for a husband? Wetpaint.com is reporting the Kardashian camp originally approached New York Knicks Danilo Gallinari to date the reality star.
According to the site: “They asked if he would be interested in dating her and being on a reality show,” a source said. “Danilo said he would love to meet Kim but was not interested in dating her or being on a reality show, even though E! explained it would be great for his career, Gallinari turned the offer down.”
As Thejerseychaser posted back in December, Gallinari was linked to Gossip Girl star Michelle Trachtenberg. Despite being a “reality” show, Kim needed a storyline for the first season of “Kim and Kourtney Take New York” and wanted to date a New York athlete.
While Gallinari may have been approached, Kardashian and Humphries say they met after Kim spotted Kris at a Nets game and had a mutual friend introduce each other. Humphries Nets teammate Jordan Farmar told US Weekly he introduced the two: “I introduced them in New York and they have come a long way since. They both fit each other. He is a good kid. He is from the country … So he kind of slows it down, and she is fast paced and has a lot of stuff going on, so they kind of balance each other out.”
For as famous as Kardashian is, she sure has a thing for mediocre athletes.