New Jersey Nets power forward Kris Humphries gets the star treatment in the Garden according to multiple tweets on social media.
“Humphries being booed every time he touches the ball — an honor usually reserved for, well, players that matter,” tweeted Howard Beck, New York Times. “And by matter, I mean stars. I’ve heard LeBron booed, Kobe booed, Pierce booed. But a middle-of-the-pack power forward? This is a first.”
Others in the social networking sports world were also a little surprised by the star treatment for a player that averaged 10 points and 10.4 rebounds per game last season.
“To people booing Kris Humphries: If you hate him for getting with Kim, then how do you watch any sporting event without getting pissed off?,” tweeted @NotSportsCenter.
Humphries re-signed with the Nets yesterday signing a reported one-year contract for $8 million after spending much of his summer being married to reality television star Kim Kardashian. Kardashian, coincidentally, was also booed in the Garden this year when another Minnesota-native, Prince, invited her on stage in February. She was promptly kicked off the stage and booed for being unable to dance.
“Kris Humphries used to be a nice NBA player. Now he’s just famous for being famous. LeBron loves that he’s around to take the hate,” tweeted Alan Hahn, MSG Network.
According to a poll conducted by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research, Humphries edged out LeBron James and Kobe Bryant as the most disliked player in the NBA.
Looks like Humphries will need more than ‘cleansing in the lakes of Minnetonka’ to wash away the Kardashian curse.