Nets’ Humphries most disliked player in NBA
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 -- also known for his 2 1/2-month marriage to reality star Kim Kardashian -- beat out James for the dubious distinction, according to a survey conducted by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research that appeared on Forbes.com.
Humphries took in a 50 percent dislike percentage, topping James’ 48 percent.
Players must have a minimum 10 percent public awareness level to have been considered, according to Forbes.com.
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.
Humphries stumbled off the court after a lavish multimillion-dollar, made-for-TV wedding lasted just 2 1/2 months, leading to speculation that it was a publicity stunt.