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Kris Humphries

Humphries with the New Jersey Nets
No. 43 – Brooklyn Nets
Power forward
Personal information
Born(1985-02-06) February 6, 1985 (age 27)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolHopkins
(Minnetonka, Minnesota)
CollegeMinnesota (2003–2004)
NBA Draft2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Pro career2004–present
LeagueNBA
Career history
20042006Utah Jazz
20062009Toronto Raptors
2009–2010Dallas Mavericks
2010–presentNew Jersey/Brooklyn Nets
 
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Kris Humphries

Humphries with the New Jersey Nets
No. 43 – Brooklyn Nets
Power forward
Personal information
Born(1985-02-06) February 6, 1985 (age 27)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolHopkins
(Minnetonka, Minnesota)
CollegeMinnesota (2003–2004)
NBA Draft2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Pro career2004–present
LeagueNBA
Career history
20042006Utah Jazz
20062009Toronto Raptors
2009–2010Dallas Mavericks
2010–presentNew Jersey/Brooklyn Nets
Kris Humphries
Medal record
Men's basketball
Competitor for the USA
FIBA Americas U18 Championship
Bronze2002 Isla MargaritaNational team

Kris Nathan Humphries[1] (born February 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets.

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Early life

Humphries was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Debra Humphries and William Humphries, a former football player for the University of Minnesota.[2] He is of mixed ethnicity – his father is half Caucasian and half African-American while his mother is Caucasian.[3] Humphries has two older sisters, Krystal and Kaela. His first success in sports came in competitive swimming, where he was the top 10 year old in the nation in six events, second only to a young Michael Phelps in the remaining events. Kris Humphries still holds the US national record for the 50M and 100M freestyle for 10 and under boys.[4] At age 12 he gave up swimming to pursue a promising career in basketball.

Humphries attended Hopkins High School, where he enjoyed an impressive basketball career. In 2002 he led the team to a 25–2 record and its first Minnesota state championship in 49 years.[2] He was named a 2003 McDonald's All-American and named Second Team All-USA by USA Today.[5] He was also named to the Super 25 Basketball Team by USA Today, named Minnesota Mr. Basketball, and state player of the year by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and College Basketball News.[5] He was one of 10 finalists for the 2003 Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award, averaging a double double in his final three seasons, averaging 25.7 points, 11.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists a game as a senior.[5]

Coming out of high school, Humphries accepted a scholarship offer to Duke University, but later reconsidered and attended the University of Minnesota. At Minnesota, Humphries was named 2004 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and named to the All-Big Ten First Team by the media and coaches. He was named Honorable Mention All-America by the Associated Press and by Rivals.com. He was the first freshman to lead the Big Ten in scoring and rebounding in the same season. He scored in double figures in all 29 games, with 16 point/rebound double-doubles on the season for Minnesota. He averaged 21.7 points and 10.1 rebounds (both tops in the Big Ten), while shooting .444 percent from the field and .742 from the line. On February 18, 2004 he set a school record with 36 points in a game against Indiana. He also set a school record for most points by a freshman for a season with 629 and was the first Big Ten freshman to be named conference Player of the Week in two of the first three weeks of the season.

Although Humphries was personally successful at Minnesota, the team struggled. The Gophers finished 12–18, with a 3–13 record in the Big Ten during Humphries' lone season, tying Penn State for the worst record in the conference.[6] Critics accused Humphries of playing selfishly, preferring to inflate his statistics and NBA draft stock rather than help the team win games.[7] The team had a .500 record before his arrival and finished with a 10–6 conference record in the season after he left.

NBA career

Humphries was drafted by the Utah Jazz in 2004 as the 14th pick.[8] He spent two seasons with the Jazz, averaging 3.6 ppg and 2.7 rpg in 11.6 minutes per game.[9] On June 8, 2006, Humphries was traded along with Robert Whaley to the Raptors in exchange for Rafael Araújo.[10] In the 2006–07 season, after a slow start in which he did not receive many minutes from Raptors coach Sam Mitchell, Humphries proved to be a valuable rebounder and energy player and contributed to the Raptors capturing their first ever division title.[11] On March 28, 2007, he grabbed seven offensive rebounds in 27 minutes against the Miami Heat, both a game-high[12] and a career-high.[13] He followed up this performance with nine offensive and 18 total rebounds in a win against the Detroit Pistons on April 13, 2007, again both game and career-highs.[14][15] Humphries concluded his inaugural season with the Raptors with a career-high 3.1 rpg and .470 field goal percentage, as well as 3.8 ppg.[9]

Humphries played with the Dallas Mavericks during the 2009–10 season.

On July 9, 2009, Humphries, Shawn Marion and Nathan Jawai were traded to the Dallas Mavericks as a part of the four-team deal among Raptors, Mavericks, Orlando Magic and Memphis Grizzlies.[16] On January 11, 2010 the Mavericks traded Humphries along with G/F Shawne Williams to the New Jersey Nets in order to re-acquire Eduardo Nájera.[17] On January 27, 2010, Humphries scored a career-high 25 points against the Los Angeles Clippers. He previously recorded career highs of 15 and 21 points respectively as a New Jersey Net.[citation needed] The 2011 season was a breakout season for Humphries as he averaged a double-double in points and rebounds. On December 21, 2011, Humphries signed one-year, $8 million contract with the New Jersey Nets.[18]

On July 17, 2012, Humphries signed a two-year, $24 million contract with the Nets, who by that point had moved to Brooklyn.[19]

Personal life

In 2008, while playing for the Toronto Raptors, Humphries began dating Bianka Kamber, a palliative care nurse from Mississauga, Ontario. They broke up in the summer of 2010 after two years together.[20][21] Kamber would go on to be the winning contestant in the first season of The Bachelor Canada in 2012.[22][23]

Humphries subsequently began dating reality TV personality Kim Kardashian in October 2010. They became engaged in May 2011,[24] and married on August 20, 2011.[25] A two-part TV special showing the preparations and the wedding itself aired on E! in early October 2011, amidst what the Washington Post called a "media blitz" related to the wedding.[26] On October 31, 2011, it was announced that Kardashian had filed for divorce from Humphries after 72 days of marriage.[27][28] On December 1, 2011, Humphries filed his response to Kardashian's petition, requesting an annulment on the grounds of fraud or a decree of legal separation rather than Kardashian's requested divorce.[29] Several news outlets have surmised that Kardashian's marriage to Humphries was merely a publicity stunt to promote the Kardashian family's brand and their subsequent television ventures.[30] By August 2012, the court divorce proceedings were still running. Humphries' attorney noted that a trial may occur before the divorce could be resolved, while a judge felt that the divorce could be resolved by May 2013, according to the Associated Press.[31] In December 2012, it was announced that a divorce settlement was "off the table" and Humphries and Kardashian would meet at court to continue divorce proceedings in February 2013.[32]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field-goal percentage 3P% 3-point field-goal percentage FT% Free-throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

Regular season

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2004–05Utah67413.0.404.333.4362.9.6.4.34.1
2005–06Utah62210.0.379.000.5232.5.5.4.33.0
2006–07Toronto60211.2.470.6713.1.3.2.33.8
2007–08Toronto70013.2.483.000.6053.7.4.4.45.7
2008–09Toronto2909.1.422.7922.4.3.3.23.9
2009–10Dallas25012.6.461.5683.8.3.3.45.2
2009–10New Jersey44020.6.433.000.6996.4.6.7.88.1
2010–11New Jersey744427.9.527.000.66510.41.1.41.110.0
2011–12New Jersey626234.9.481.000.75211.01.5.81.213.8
Career49311417.8.467.133.6575.5.7.4.66.7

Playoffs

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2007Toronto6011.5.333.3752.8.2.2.31.5
2008Toronto30.7.000.000.0.0.0.0.0
Career907.9.333.3751.9.1.1.21.0

International career

Humphries was on the 2002 U.S. Junior World Championship Qualifying Tournament Team, alongside future Raptors' teammate Chris Bosh.[5] The team finished with a 4–1 record and the bronze medal and qualified for a berth in the 2003 FIBA Junior World Championship.[2] Humphries averaged 9.0 ppg and 5.0 rpg in five games.[2]

Notes

  1. ^ Sporting News Official NBA Register 2006–07. pg. 111.
  2. ^ a b c d USA Basketball Bio: Kris Humphries, usabasketball.com, Retrieved April 29, 2007.
  3. ^ Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries To Wed This Summer! Wedding Could Net Over , Million RealityTea May 27, 2011.
  4. ^ National Age Group Records. USA Swimming. Retrieved on January 6, 2012.
  5. ^ a b c d Kris Humphries Info Page – Bio, nba.com, Retrieved April 14, 2007.
  6. ^ 2003–04 NCAA College Basketball Standings – ESPN. Espn.go.com (January 2, 2011). Retrieved on January 6, 2012.
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ Kris Humphries Statistics, basketball-reference.com, Retrieved April 29, 2007.
  9. ^ a b Kris Humphries Info Page – Career Stats and Totals, nba.com, Retrieved April 29, 2007.
  10. ^ Raptors Acquire Kris Humphries & Robert Whaley for Araujo, nba.com/raptors, June 8, 2006, Retrieved April 29, 2007.
  11. ^ Campbell, Morgan, "Humphries, Jackson bring energy off Raptors' bench", thestar.com, April 15, 2007, Retrieved April 29, 2007.
  12. ^ Heat at Raptors Boxscore, nba.com, March 28, 2007, Retrieved April 14, 2007.
  13. ^ Arthur, Bruce, "Small Raptors come up big against Heat", canada.com, March 29, 2007, Retrieved April 29, 2007.
  14. ^ Pistons at Raptors Boxscore, nba.com, April 13, 2007, Retrieved April 14, 2007.
  15. ^ Raptors Post Up, nba.com/raptors, April 13, 2007, Retrieved April 14, 2007.
  16. ^ "Mavericks acquire four-time all-star shawn marion". NBA. July 9, 2009. http://www.nba.com/mavericks/roster/shawnmarion.html. Retrieved July 9, 2009.
  17. ^ "Nets Acquire Kris Humphries and Shawne Williams from Dallas". NBA. January 11, 2010. http://www.nba.com/nets/news/Najera_Humphries_Trade_Release_100111.html. Retrieved January 12, 2010.
  18. ^ "NETS Re-Sign Kris Humphries". NBA. December 21, 2011. http://www.nba.com/nets/news/Humphries_Resigns_Release_111221.html. Retrieved December 21, 2011.
  19. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Agree to Re-Sign Kris Humphries". NBA.com. July 17, 2012. http://www.nba.com/nets/news/Humphries_Signing_Release_120717.html. Retrieved July 17, 2012.
  20. ^ Daniel, Hugo (November 25, 2011). "'He told me I was way better looking than Kim': Meet Kris Humphries' OTHER brunette bombshell ex". http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2065862/Kris-Humphries-ex-girlfriend-Bianka-Kamber-better-looking-Kim-Kardashian.html. Retrieved October 4, 2012.
  21. ^ Vlessing, Etan (September 26, 2012). "Kris Humphries' Ex-Girlfriend Bianka Kamber Joins 'The Bachelor Canada' as Contestant". http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/kris-humphries-bianka-kamber-the-bachelor-canada-374326. Retrieved October 4, 2012.
  22. ^ Yeo, Debra (September 26, 2012). "The Bachelor Canada: Kris Humphries’ ex among the final five bachelorettes". http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/television/article/1262274--the-bachelor-canada-kris-humphries-ex-among-the-final-five-bachelorettes. Retrieved October 4, 2012.
  23. ^ "Bachelor Brad picks Bianka in first-ever 'Bachelor Canada' finale". November 21, 2012. http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/TV/bachelor-brad-picks-bianka-in-first-ever-bachelor-canada-finale-180460031.html. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  24. ^ Vena, Jocelyn (October 31, 2011). "Kim Kardashian And Kris Humphries: A Timeline". http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1673479/kim-kardashian-kris-humphries-timeline.jhtml?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MTVNewsLatest+%28MTV+News+Latest+Headlines%29. Retrieved October 31, 2011.
  25. ^ "Kim Kardashian Is Engaged". May 25, 2011. http://khitschicago.radio.com/2011/05/25/kardashian-engaged/.
  26. ^ Hughes, Sarah Anne (October 7, 2011). "Kim Kardashian wedding special to air this Sunday: Will you watch?". The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/celebritology/post/kim-kardashian-wedding-special-to-air-this-sunday-will-you-watch-video/2011/10/07/gIQATLFQTL_blog.html. Retrieved December 2, 2011.
  27. ^ "Updated: Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kris Humphries". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. http://www.digitalspy.com/celebrity/news/a348420/kim-kardashian-filing-for-divorce-from-kris-humphries-today.html. Retrieved October 31, 2011.
  28. ^ "The Kim Kardashian And Kris Humphries Marriage Is Over!". WUSN-FM/US99.5. http://us99country.radio.com/2011/10/31/apparently-the-kim-kardashian-and-kris-humphries-marriage-is-over/.
  29. ^ "Kris Humphries' Annulment Filing: Read It Here Now!". E Online. December 1, 2011. http://ca.eonline.com/news/kris_humphries_annulment_filing_read_it/277969. Retrieved December 2, 2011.
  30. ^ "Was Kardashian marriage a sham?". Chicago Tribune. November 1, 2011. http://www.chicagotribune.com/video/breaking/chi-video-was-kim-kardashian-marriage-divorce-a-sham-20111101,0,7143953.htmlstory. Retrieved November 1, 2011.
  31. ^ Chaney, Jen (August 15, 2012). "Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’ divorce hearing: Delays and a subpoena in a Nordstrom box". The Washington Post. The Washington Post Company. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/celebritology/post/the-kim-kardashian-and-kris-humphries-divorce-hearing-delays-and-a-subpoena-in-a-nordstrom-box/2012/08/15/37d37b36-e70a-11e1-a3d2-2a05679928ef_blog.html. Retrieved December 12, 2012.
  32. ^ http://hollywoodlife.com/2012/12/10/kris-humphries-kim-kardashian-divorce-court-date-february/

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