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

by December 21, 2011

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.'”