Get to know Kris Humphries
A quick Google search reveals tabloid story after tabloid story about Kris Humphries. As a result, there isn't much "private" about his private life. But did you know he frequents Coldstone Creamery? Or that he has a soft spot for the "Lion King"? Learn about the Nets power forward with these fun facts you DIDN'T already know.
Before picking up basketball at age 12, Humphries swam competitively. He held five national records, and is still the national record holder for the 50-meter freestyle in the under-10 division. He now swims as part of his daily workout plan.
Since he was 15, Humphries' mentor has been Chris Carr. Carr played in the NBA for six seasons and scored 1,988 points. Carr is now Humphries' basketball trainer.
Led by Humphries, Hopkins High won the Minnesota state basketball championship in 2002. It was the program's first state championship in 49 years.
Humphries isn't the only member of his family to play competitive sports in college. Humphries' mom was on the crew team at Minnesota, his dad played football at Minnesota and his sister swam at Texas.
Humphries also isn't the first member of his family nicknamed "Hump." His dad was also called "Hump" when he was on the Minnesota football team. Humphries also acquired the nickname in college at Minnesota.
As a rookie with the Utah Jazz in 2004-05, Humphries hit two three-pointers. In the seven seasons since, Humphries has zero three-pointers.
"The Kris Humphries Foundation" was founded in 2007. According to Humphries' website, the Nets' power forward developed the foundation "after his encounter with children who were unable to participate in physical activities due to their weight." In an effort to prevent childhood obesity, Humphries educates Minnesota children on the principles of nutrition and fitness.
Humphries was related to an Olympian for 72 days -- Bruce Jenner. Alternatively, he was married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian -- Jenner's step-daughter -- for 72 days.
Humphries' favorite ice cream is the Peanut Butter Cup Perfection sundae from Coldstone Creamery.
In a FunnyorDie.com video, Humphries said, "I cried when Mufasa died in the Lion King." Then again, who didn't.
In an interview with Access Hollywood's Jill Martin, Humphries said booing doesn't bother him -- on the road. While it'd bug Humphries if Nets fans booed him, he said, "I like a hostile environment to play in."