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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 at 2:50 pm  |  30 responses

Survey: Kris Humphries is the NBA’s Most Disliked Player


Kris Humphries’ name has been in the news quite a bit this year, and according to some survey, the public isn’t really feeling him too much these days (also making the “dislike” list are LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Lamar Odom, Chris Bosh and Tony Parker. Please adjust your NBA fandom accordingly.) Per Forbes: “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.’ Testing the public view toward the least liked players in the NBA, scores are compiled from the latest surveys done by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research, an Encino, Calf.-based firm that tracks perceptions of athletes and other celebrities. Sticking with NBA players who register at least 10% awareness levels with the public, the list is comprised of those players garnering the most votes from people claiming a view of them as ‘dislike,’ ‘dislike somewhat,’ or ‘dislike a lot.’”

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  • http://www.twitter.com/nflem41 Nicolas Fleming

    Cuz he took their favorite groupie out for 100 days?

  • Heals

    90 % of the same people who said they disliked him in this survey probably also dvr or tivo every stupid iteration on the Kardashian show on regular basis…

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Must have polled all the black men.

  • Brahsef

    Kim Kardashian is only famous cause she had sex with Brandy’s little brother. That’s messed. Why does it seem like every two years females have to idolize another no talent hoe.

  • http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/h/hamilri01.html Allenp

    He caught a raw deal.

  • http://www.realgm.com Nate James

    He’s still lucky tho. NBA contract, and he banged Kim.

  • JEr dawg

    It’s hilarious these polls. I thought it was a poll done within the NBA not some pop culture survey. What did he do to poll as the most disliked in NBA? Instead it was another poll. If he was polled from within it’s because of jealousy. Most of them would sleep with Kim. But a role player having that chance would be grounds for jealousy.
    It’s just funny.
    I think he got wronged by that family. I feel bad his name is getting dragged through the mud.
    Lakers also suggest Khloe got Lamar all distracted with reality TV. I call BS.

  • http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/blog/the_dagger/post/Being-an-absolute-jerk-cost-Kris-Humphries-a-K?urn=ncaab-wp4959 nbk

    He was actually so horrid that his scholarship offer from Kansas was revoked because all of the players told Coach Roy Williams he was an absolute jerk. He likely would have been the most disliked NBA player regardless of the Kim K stuff. Click my name for the story.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com/ O

    You could tell this nucca is a bird.

  • http://www.nyill.wordpress.com Enigmatic

    Damn, I didn’t know about that Kansas story.
    But I do remember him committing to Duke and the suddenly changing his mind and going to Minnesota instead.
    There was a lot of speculation that he did that just be because he wanted to “be the man” somewhere and wouldn’t be able to do that at Duke.
    This dude has obviously been feeling himself for quite some time now.
    People forget he was a consensus top 15 guy in the class of 2003 high school class. Some people had him ranked higher than Chris Paul and Luol Deng. I think I even saw one site that had him ranked number 2 behind just LeBron James.
    So he thought he was the sh*t obviously, and going out and getting 20 and 10 as a freshman at Minnesota only made him think that much more highly of himself.
    You would think a few seasons rotting on Utah’s bench would have humbled him.
    I guess not.

  • Eric

    Did anyone read his tweets after the divorce? Holy hell they were funny.
    He instantly became my favorite Brian Scalabrine.

  • http://www.nyill.wordpress.com Enigmatic

    I read the fake Kris Humphries’ tweets, which were funny.
    I don’t think the real one commented on the divorce on twitter.

  • Rainman

    HAHAHA

  • Not a Mavs Fan in Texas

    I like him. He’s “different”, kind of sweet and harmless and he plays a rough and tough , fearless game. The events of the last year were a learning experience for him. Kris Humphries best is yet to be ….unless he really is an idiot. I’m glad he got away from the Kartrashians.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com albie1kenobi

    did the freaking article just used “handsome” to describe this meathead? i don’t think one female i know calls this guy “handsome”.
    that kardashian clan is the end of human civilization.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    JTaylor beat me to it. lol

  • golakeshow

    WTF. Who cares about this. if this is news the NBA is gonna fold

  • http://slamonline.com Init

    TMZ or Slam…which is it….by the look of some of these comments I really can’t tell

  • http://thetryoblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    First of all, who gives a sh!t?
    Second of all @ Brahsef: Since when do females idolize Kim Kardashian? Last I checked it wasn’t the FEMALES running out and buying/downloading her f*cking sex tape. The females make her a celebrity? REALLY?

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com/ O

    I wonder why Knick fans were booing him tonight. That made no sense. Since when are New Yorkers hardcore Kardashian supporters? This is the same city where a chick threw her drink on Kim at the club.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gametimeweezy Gametimeweezy

    thats why you can’t turn a hoe into a housewife bruh

  • fish sticks

    Seriously? Most hated? I know tons of people who didn’t even know who he was before last summer. Since when is a hard-working, scrapping, blue collar player most hated in the L. Who was polled, 17 year old girls who think he treated their Kim like sh*t? Dude’s life will never be the same haha… Hated for no reason at all

  • http://www.facebook.com/gametimeweezy Gametimeweezy

    they booed him because the media made him look like a jerk

  • pwbrooklyn

    yo they were booing humphries so hard at MSG tonight it was crazy

    FUNNY NBA VIDEO: http://tinyurl.com/ChandlerStatMelo #knicks

  • Brahsef

    @Teddy

    You must not know she has her own reality show, thats main demographic is women and she appears on all the gossip rags. Think a little.

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    it’s a weird dynamic… girls idolize her, but also call her a h*e… I don’t really pretend to understand it.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92vdjcuEQZ8 IAMORANGE4EVER

    That’s the way it should be a MSG, BOO opposing players.

  • capers8

    I bet Kim Kardashian fans flooded that poll. Linked this at my site http://www.thepowerwire.com

  • RunNGun

    He ONLY made this list because everyone who put a vote for him is jealous that he banged Kim Kardashian.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Tarzan Cooper

    Nbk beat me to it.

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