Less than two months ago, the basketball season seemed lost—but on Sunday, the NBA returns! It's going to be an exciting Christmas day to herald in the condensed 66-game season, with marquee matchups between several title contenders, including the Knicks/Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks/Miami Heat, LA Lakers/Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder/Orlando Magic and LA Clippers/Golden State Warriors. But the real question isn't who to support—everyone who cares already has a team they're loyal to—it's who to hate. And it seems there's a new villain in the league: Kris Humphries.
The soon-to-be former Mr. Kim Kardashian was voted the most disliked player in the NBA, according to a survey conducted by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research that appeared on Forbes. And yes, Kim is to blame for that: “He’s been on five magazine covers, all in a negative light. It’s all so recent, he’s gotten all this publicity for something other than basketball talent,” said Stephen Master, VP at Nielsen Sports. We're guessing it's his talent for farting on girls?
Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, who forced a trade from Denver to NY last season, also made the list at number seven, just behind Metta World Peace, Kobe Bryant and Tony Parker. Humphries, who was booed during his first preseason games this past week, seemed nonplussed about his ascendance to villain status: “He doesn’t blame Kim. This is all about playing basketball and he refuses to let the boos and hatred get to him,” a source told Hollywood Life. Perhaps Humphries has begun practicing some alternative methods to deal with those boos.