Humphries NBA's most hated
By QMI Agency
|Nets forward Kris Humphries fights for the ball with Heat forward Chris Bosh in Newark, N.J., Oct. 31, 2010. (JESSICA RINALDI/Reuters)
In terms of being the most disliked player in the NBA, LeBron James can't keep up with a Kardashian ex-husband.
New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries -- perhaps known best for his 272-day marriage to reality star Kim Kardashian -- beat out James for the dubious distinction, according to a survey of the public conducted by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research that appeared on Forbes.com.
Humphries took in a 50% dislike percentage, topping James' 48%.
Kobe Bryant, Tony Parker, Metta World Peace, Chris Bosh, Carmelo Anthony, Paul Pierce, Dwyane Wade and Lamar Odom completed the top 10.
While James stoked the fans' ire after his highly publicized "decision" to take his talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat last season, Humphries emerged as one of the league's top rebounders.
But since then, he has been on "five magazine covers, all in a negative light," Stephen Master, VP at Nielsen Sports, said.
"It's all so recent ... all this publicity for something other than basketball talent."
Humphries and Kardashian had a lavish multimillion-dollar, made-for-TV wedding for marriage that lasted just 2 1/2 months, leading to speculation it was a publicity stunt.