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.
After the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team clinched their sport in the Final Four, they were congratulated by Jay-Z in the locker room… but hanging with Hova comes at a price and has prompted an NCAA investigation. Under NCAA regulations, NBA owners are not allowed to interact with collegiate athletes. Because Jay-Z is co-owner of the New Jersey Nets he is prohbited from having any contact with amateur athletes.
In 2007, Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge was fined $30,000 for sitting with then University of Texas star freshme Kevin Durant’s mom. Lucky for Jay-Z, $30,000 is nothing!
Back in early November, Kim Kardashian was spotted out to dinner with New York Nets Kris Humphries. Not much was thought of the dinner since days later she was spotted around town with Hallie Barry’s ex Gabriel Aubry. Kardashian even spent Thanksgiving with Aubry, but she has called it off.
According to Life & Style, “Kim feels like Gabriel was just using her for her fame, [and he] is older than Kim is looking for, so she’s decided to stop seeing him.”
Kardashian has now come out of jersey chasing retirement and is now dating Humphries. The two were even spotted as recently as Sunday having dinner at Maxwell’s bar in Hoboken, NJ. Reports of Kardashian dating a basketball players comes out amid reports that her ex-boyfriend of three-years Reggie Bush is engaged.
“Kim likes him much more than Gabriel. He’s normal, so much fun and cute. He’s perfect for what Kim wants right now, which is some fun dates and some fun times.”
Does this mean Kim will root for the Nets over her brother-in-law Lamar Odom’s Lakers?
Remember to vote for Kardashian for Jersey Chaser of the Year!