Kris Humphries of the New Jersey Nets seemed to be living life a bit over his head. Young, handsome and married to Kim Kardashian, Humphries’ mug was all over magazine covers and entertainment television. It’s a role usually reserved for an L.A. or New York star, not a New Jersey role player.
Then recently, Humphries’ marriage to Kardashian was over – 72 days after it started. Then came the speculation: Was the marriage fake all along? Was Kim really caught in a nude Yoga session with a male instructor in their home? It’s all created enough tabloid fatigue for the public, when asked which player in the NBA they most dislike, now choose Humphries’ name before any other.
“He’s been on five magazine covers, all in a negative light,” says Stephen Master, VP at Nielsen Sports, which helped run the survey. “It’s all so recent, he’s gotten all this publicity for something other than basketball talent.”