Kristopher Nathan Humphries, better known as Kris Humphries is an American professional basketball player. He plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is NBA forward who joined the league in 2004 with the Utah Jazz before moving to the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics. He came to limelight after he married Kim Kardashian, but unfortunately, their marital relation didn’t last and divorced within 72 days of marriage.
Early Life and Education
Kris Humphries was born on 6th February 1985 to Debra and William Humphries in Minnesota, United States. His father was a football player at the University of Minnesota. He grew up along with two sibling sisters: Krystal and Keala.
Since his childhood, he had interest in the athletics. Before being fond of basketball, he was one of the top 10-year-old swimmers of the nation. However, he gave up swimming to focus on his basketball career when he was 12.
He did his school education from Hopkins High School where he played for the Minnesota state championship and led the team to a 25-2 record in 2002. He was one of the best players and was named to the Super 25 Basketball Team by USA Today, named Minnesota Mr. Basketball and state players of the year by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and College Basketball News.
Being one of the ten finalists for the 2003 Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award, he has played double-double in his final three seasons averaging 25.7 points, 11.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists a game as a senior.
After he was considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was listed as the No. 2 power forward and the No. 15 player in the nation in 2003. Later, he accepted the scholarship from the Duke University but reconsidered and chose the University of Minnesota.
At Minnesota, he was 2004 Big Ten Freshman of the year and was named Honorable Mention All-America by the Associated Press and Rivals.com.
Humphries began his professional career with the Utah Jazz after being drafted by the Utah Jazz with the 14th overall selection in the 2004 NBA draft. There he played two seasons from 2004 to 2006 averaging 3.6 ppg and 2.7 rpg in 11.6 minutes per game.
From 2006 to 2009, he joined Robert Whaley to Toronto Raptors in exchange for Ragel Araujo. In two season, he did not receive many minutes from Raptors coach Sam Mitchell, but later, he proved as a valuable rebounder energy player and contributed to the Raptors capturing their first division title. There he followed up his performance with nine offensive and 18 total rebounds in a win over the Detroit Pistons on April 2007.
On 9th July 2009, he along with 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. After serving nearly for a year, Humphries was traded to New Jersey Nets.
There he scored a career-high 25 points against the Los Angeles Clippers. He made a breakout season where he averaged a double-double in points and rebounds. Later, he signed a one-year $8 million contract with New Jersey Nets on 21st December 2011. He also signed a two-year deal for $24 million with the Nets on 17th July 2012.
Then he was traded to Boston Celtics where he played nearly for a year, and in July 2014, he moved to Washington Wizards. On 9th October 2014, he underwent successful surgery to repair nerve damage in his small right finger and was sidelined for three to four weeks. In Washington Wizards, he made 5-of-8 three-pointers on in a game-high 23 points and defeated the Orlando Magic with 108-99.
He was traded to Phoenix Suns on 18th February 2016 along with DeJuan Blair in exchange for Markieff Morris. He made a debut for Suns the following day in a 116-100 loss to the Houston Rockets, becoming the 13th Suns player to have a double-double in his debut.
Moreover, he signed with the Atlanta Hawks and made a debut with a 106-77 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Currently, in 2017, he plays for Philadelphia 76res: as he signed Philadelphia 76ers on 25th September 2017.
Apart from this, he was on the 2002 U.S. Junior World Championship Qualifying Tournament Team. The team finished with a 4-1 record and the bronze medal and qualified for a berth in the 2003 FIBA Junior World Championship.
Humphries married Kim Kardashian, on 20th August 2011. The couple started dating each other since October 2010. After a year, in May 2011, they got engaged. Soon after the engagement, the boyfriend-girlfriend tied the knot in a private ceremony with the involvement of close friends and family members.
Unfortunately, their relationship as husband-wife lasted for 72 days. Kim filed a divorce letter on 31st October 2011. Later, on 1st December 2011, Humphries filed his response to Kardashian’s petition.
They finalized their divorce on 3rd June 2013. Currently, Humphries is single. According to the sources, he once dated Bianka Kamber in 2008. But the couple separated after living together for two years in 2010.
Kris Humphries is one of the richest players, well paid for his game. He signed a one-year contract for $8 million with the New Jersey Nets on 21st December 2011. He also signed a two-year $24 million contract with the Nets on 17th July 2012. As of now, his net worth is estimated to be $18 million.
Currently, he lives in his lavish Los Angeles mansion; current price value is $6.2 million. He also has got an apartment in the upmarket Battery Park area in the Manhattan neighborhood of New York City. He also owns Rolls Royce car which price value is $250,000.
Kris Humpheries Affairs
First Affair with Bianka Kamber
Since 2008, Kris Humphries dated Bianka Kamber. She is a Canadian palliative care nurse. After living in a relationship nearly for two years they separated.