Avery Johnson Finds the Booing of Kris Humphries ‘Hilarious’

by December 27, 2011

Kris Humphries’ brief and controversial turn as a reality television star has made him more recognizable than ever on and off the court, and it’s been the target of some pretty funny booing in enemy gyms. Just ask his coach, Avery Johnson. From the NY Post: “There are boos, and there are boos, and according to Kris Humphries, the ones he heard last night were ‘a walk in the park’ compared to those he heard last week at Madison Square Garden. Nevertheless, every time Humphries touched the ball last night as the Nets opened their season with a 90-84 victory over the Wizards, he was booed. ‘I don’t know why,’ Nets coach Avery Johnson said. ‘I’m trying to figure out, what did he do? I’m serious. Maybe because I don’t follow reality TV, I don’t know all the ins and outs of it but it’s pretty hilarious to me. I don’t know if they even know why they’re booing him.’ The crowd was booing Humphries for all the wrong reasons last night. They should have booed him because he was killing their team. Humphries, who only re-joined the Nets on Wednesday, looked as if he never missed a beat from his breakout 2010-11 campaign, when he averaged a double-double. Despite the boos, Humphries finished with 21 points, 16 rebounds and a ton and a half of defensive grit as the Nets overcame a start that would warrant felony charges in most of the continental United States.”