Last year, Forbes magazine did a poll to determine who was the most hated NBA player and that turned out to be Miami Heat star Lebron James.
This year, they decided to do a new poll with the help of Nielsen Sports and the winner ended up being New Jersey Nets star Kris Humphries.
Some of you may ask, why? Here might be a couple reasons:
Humphries’ marriage to Kardashian was over – 72 days after it started. Then came the speculation: Was the marriage fake all along? Was Kim really caught in a nude Yoga session with a male instructor in their home? It’s all created enough tabloid fatigue for the public, when asked which player in the NBA they most dislike, now choose Humphries’ name before any other.
“He’s been on five magazine covers, all in a negative light,” says Stephen Master, VP at Nielsen Sports, which helped run the survey. “It’s all so recent, he’s gotten all this publicity for something other than basketball talent.”
Other notable names on the most hated list included Lebron James, Metta World Peace, Tony Parker, and Lamar Odom.
For Kris, the most hated tag might already be catching wind as he was booed in New York last Wednesday during the Nets preseason game against the Knicks:
(Courtesy of Forbes)