Lin tells Humphries boos are wrong

New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin tries to steal the ball from New Jersey Nets Sundiata Gaines...

New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin tries to steal the ball from New Jersey Nets Sundiata Gaines during their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York Feb. 20, 2012. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

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New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin, a sensation around the NBA, emphasizes with the villains.

The rookie told New Jersey Nets power forward Kris Humphries, a popular target for fans ire, that he doesnt understand why Knicks fans boo him and told him that he respects his game.

I saw him in the tunnel outside the locker room after the game, Humphries said Tuesday on ESPN Radios The Scott Van Pelt Show. He just said, Hey, I dont know why they boo you, but I think its garbage, and youre playing really well. That was nice of him to say. Hes a really nice guy. ... Its nice to see great things happen for nice people.

Much of the fans discontent directed at Humphries comes from his 72-day marriage to reality star Kim Kardashian, which was viewed as a money-making scheme.

Humphries, 27, thrived amid the taunts on Monday night, scoring 14 points and grabbing 14 rebounds to help the Nets snap a five-game losing streak to their rivals.

I love the hostile environment, Humphries told reporters after the game. Theres nothing better than sending 19,000 people home upset Monday night at the Garden. We love that. People are getting rowdy whether theyre booing me or not but to get a win like that felt great, and sometimes youve just gotta mess with the crowd back.

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