Kris Humphries Named 'NBA's Most Disliked Player'
It should have been a good week for Kris Humphries, who reportedly inked an $8 million deal with the New Jersey Nets on Tuesday.
But just days after, the basketball player-turned-reality show star was booed by Knicks fans on court at Madison Square Garden.
Now it appears that it was more than just good old-fashioned rivalry ribbing: Forbes magazine has named Humphries the NBA's "Most Disliked Player," a title the 26-year-old likely wants to relinquish faster than that of "Kim Kardashian's Husband."
But while the latter took only 72 days, the former carries with it some serious repercussions. Forbes estimates that all of the magazine covers, TV air time for something other than b-ball and disastrous marital unraveling has led to a public disenchantment with an athlete who should have had it all.
"He's been on five magazine covers, all in a negative light... It's all so recent, he's gotten all this publicity for something other than basketball talent," a VP at Nielson Sports told the magazine.
Humphries also hasn't been weathering the spotlight post Kardashian-split well. Humphries allegedly countered Kardashian's file for divorce by filing for an annulment based on fraud.
In addition, a prenup signed with Kardashian bans Humphries from speaking publicly about their relationship, while scenes from their now-shattered affair continue to air ex-post-facto on the hit reality show "Kourtney & Kim Take New York."
Following Humphries in the "Most Disliked Players" list is LeBron James, who became sorely unpopular with fans for the way he handled his move from Cleveland to Miami.
Check out more of Kim Kardashian's exes:
Kardashian <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/07/kim-kardashian-dating-kris-humphries_n_793278.html" target="_hplink">began dating New Jersey Nets player Kris Humphries</a> in December 2010 after watching him play basketball in late November. The pair took their fast-moving relationship to the next level when Humphries <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/25/kim-kardashian-kris-humphries-engaged_n_866631.html" target="_hplink">proposed</a> -- on camera for her E! reality show, of course -- in May and they wed on August 20, 2011. But the wedded bliss ended October 31, 2011 when Kim filed for divorce after 72 days of marriage.
Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry announced their split in April 2010, and in November, the model was <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/22/kim-kardashian-gabriel-aubry-_n_786940.html" target="_hplink">spotted out and about with newly-single Kardashian</a>. The couple enjoyed a Lakers game and a movie date together, but less than a month later, Kardashian would meet Kris Humphries -- and he would sweep her off her feet.
Kardashian was rumored to be <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/07/michael-copon-kim-kardash_n_753863.html" target="_hplink">casually dating</a> "One Tree Hill" actor (and her "Beyond The Break" co-star) Michael Copon in October 2010, and he even appeared on her E! reality show, "Kourtney & Kim Take New York," but that's about it.
Kardashian switched teams after splitting from Bush -- literally. She began dating Dallas Cowboys football player <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/13/kim-kardashian-boyfriend_n_644504.html" target="_hplink"> Miles Austin in July 2010</a> but the pair <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20427399,00.html" target="_hplink">split in September</a> after just a few months together.
Kardashian found love once again later in 2007 -- this time with football player Reggie Bush. Their relationship drama was documented on the E! reality show, "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," and we thought Kim had finally found "The One." However, the on-and-off couple <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/hwood_party_girl/kim_kardashian_reggie_bush_split_again/172983" target="_hplink">ended things for good in March 2010</a>. Bush continues to play football -- now for the Miami Dolphins -- and was most recently linked to Melissa Molinaro, an actress <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/22/reggie-bush-now-dating-kim-impersonator_n_882234.html" target="_hplink">bearing a striking resemblance</a> to Kardashian.
After her split from Ray J, Kardashian moved on with actor/rapper/comedian Nick Cannon. The couple reportedly split in early 2007 after the release of Kardashian's sex tape. Cannon, who is currently a radio personality on New York's 92.3 NOW FM, tied the knot with Mariah Carey in April 2008. The couple welcomed their first children, fraternal twins, in April 2011.
Also in 2006, Kardashian dated R&B singer Ray J -- who is the brother of singer Brandy. The relationship didn't last, but the public release of their infamous sex tape in early 2007 shot Kardashian into the spotlight...and eventually got her $5 million after settling a lawsuit against Vivid Entertainment. Ray J went on to star in the VH1 reality show "For The Love of Ray J" in 2009, and continues to work in the music industry.
After her divorce, then-stylist Kardashian <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1199443,00.html" target="_hplink">casually dated</a> Nick Lachey in 2006 -- just six months after his divorce from Jessica Simpson -- but they were never serious. Lachey also began dating TV personality Vanessa Minnillo in 2006 and the couple married in July 2011.
Kardashian may be walking down the aisle on August 20, but it's not the first time she's been a wife. The reality star married 30-year-old music producer Damon Thomas in 2000 when she was just 20 years old. Their love wasn't meant to last, however, and the couple split in 2004. In 2010, their divorce papers were <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/05/kim-kardashians-ex-damon_n_563949.html" target="_hplink">leaked to the press</a>, revealing Kardashian claimed Thomas was physically abusive toward her. Thomas denied the allegations and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/05/kim-kardashians-ex-damon_n_563949.html" target="_hplink">responded with a press release</a> where he called her a fame-loving liar.