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Did Kim Kardashian have her eye on a Knicks star before Kris?

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Barely two months after their $10 million wedding, tabloids are buzzing that Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries' marriage is in serious trouble.

However, a new report is taking it one step further and alleging that Kim had her eye on another basketballer first.

According to Wetpaint Entertainment, both the E! network and the 31-year-old reality queen thought it would be wise for Kim to date a big local athlete for the debut season of "Kourtney & Kim Take New York" - but the Knicks were their first choice. (The show first aired in January.)

Apparently, a rep from E! approached the team to find out if hot Italy native Danilo Gallinari, the then-forward on the team, would be interested in dating Kim. The site alleges that Gallinari - who was 22 years old at the time - was told it would be good for his career and that he'd net tons of media exposure.

Smart guy that he is, Gallinari declined, saying he'd be happy to meet Kim but wasn't interested in dating - or being - a reality star.

The site also pointed out that before you could say, "The Knicks aren't the only team in the New York area," Kim was dating New Jersey Net Humphries.

Naturally, this leads us to wonder if Kim's union with Kris was arranged. It's not totally unlikely, as there were rumors that Humpries - who lacked a national profile before Kim - was eager for celeb status of his own.

Follow Style/Buzz/Special Sections Editor Perrie Samotin on Twitter: @PerrieWS 


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