For all of the good that Kris Humphries did in his NBA career, he is best known for his connection to Kim Kardashian.
All in all, Humphries had a solid professional career. Playing 13 seasons and teaming up with star big men like Carlos Boozer and Chris Bosh is nothing to sneeze about, nor is making over $60 million in the process.
Humphries gave it his all in basketball and should be remembered fondly for it in some cities. However, Humphries will always be known as the player who had a 72-day marriage with Kim Kardashian.
Kris Humphries played 13 NBA seasons
The 14th overall pick in 2004, Humphries had a far better career than many fans will remember.
Standing 6 feet 9 inches and weighing 235 pounds, Humphries averaged 6.7 points and 5.4 rebounds in 800 career games. Humphries could come off the bench as a valuable reserve, or as he proved in his four seasons with the Nets, hold his own in the starting lineup.
Humphries averaged 11.7 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per night in 136 games and 106 starts with the Nets from October 2010 to April 2012. He spent a good chunk of his final season with the Nets, the 2012-13 campaign, as a reserve.
Humphries famously briefly married Kim Kardashian
The wedding bells rang for Kris Humphries in August 2011.
After conducting various interviews about how the two were deeply in love, things didn’t work out. The couple split after 72 days and a reported $2 million ring that Humphries bought for Kardashian.
Kardashian later married rapper Kanye West, while Humphries continued his NBA dreams.
Humphries remained a solid player after the infamous divorce
Kris Humphries used his wild 2011-12 offseason to his advantage.
Humphries averaged career-highs in points (13.8) and rebounds (11) in 62 games — and he started every single night — for the New Jersey Nets in the strike-shortened season.
That breakout season at age 26 didn’t pave the way for Humphries to become an All-Star big man, however. Humphries averaged 6.7 points and 5.3 rebounds in 307 games and 89 starts for five different teams from 2012-17.
Brooklyn included Humphries in the famous trade that sent Gerald Wallace and many, many draft picks to Boston for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. Humphries lasted one year in Boston and resumed his journeyman ways after that season.
Where is Kris Humphries now?
According to Basketball-Reference, Kris Humphries earned over $62 million in his career before officially retiring in March 2019.
Humphries hasn’t gone into broadcasting, coaching, or typical post-basketball careers for players who had a high-profile career as he did.
Instead, Humphries became a private real estate agent in Minnesota. Humphries has also posted on Instagram about becoming a franchise partner for Crisp & Green, a health-food restaurant chain based in Minnesota.
Understandably, many will remember Kris Humphries as the man who had a 72-day marriage to Kim Kardashian. But between his on-court success, his earnings, and his post-basketball ambitions, Humphries deserves respect for not letting a highly-publicized split destroy his life and dreams.
All stats courtesy of Basketball-Reference.