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Kris Humphries beats out LeBron as NBA’s least liked player

Dec 21, 2011, 12:56 PM EDT

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Finally, Kris Humphries has found a way to get mentioned in the same sentence with LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.

In a new poll of the least liked NBA players — conducted by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research, so you know this is legit — Humphries topped even the two traditional black hat guys in the NBA as the league’s most disliked. And this wasn’t just a poll of the Kardashian family. Although apparently for much of America the Net forward came off as the bad guy in all this.

The rest of the top 10 — check it out at Forbes Magazine — is names you expect. It’s filled with guys who have had messy divorces from either their wives or teams. Tony Parker from Eva Longoria, Carmelo Anthony from the Knicks. A few guys just make the list because of the team they are on. That said, Paul Pierce makes the list and Kevin Garnett doesn’t from Boston confuses me, but I’ve never really understood how the American public makes decisions anyway.

Here is the complete Top 10 (only players who 10 percent of the American public were aware of could make the list, so everyone on the Pacers was safe).

1. Kris Humphries
2. LeBron James
3. Kobe Bryant
4. Tony Parker
5. Metta World Peace (the artist formerly known as Ron Artest)
6. Chris Bosh
7. Carmelo Anthony
8. Paul Pierce
9. Dwyane Wade
10. Lamar Odom

  1. jwphillips17 - Dec 21, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Carmelo is #1 in my book… Selfish, cocky, has a bitchy wife, screwed Chauncey out of his hometown contract. I hope he tears both ACLs and winds up broke in life.

    • theghostofwillisreed - Dec 21, 2011 at 7:40 PM

      you must be a nugge fan. let it go.

  2. kacapaco - Dec 21, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Kris deserve that for sleeping with grand slam slut named Kim.

  3. pellypell - Dec 21, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    What really separates Kris from the rest of the list? The other 9 can actually ball.

    • sbxxix - Dec 21, 2011 at 1:49 PM

      Actually he averaged a double double last year. Last I checked that was pretty good. I think he was top ten in rebounding as well

    • loungefly74 - Dec 21, 2011 at 1:50 PM

      ha! good point.

      okay…hey, cant blame kris for hooking up with kim. yeah, she is a diva…but she is hot.

  4. Tick - Dec 21, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Were only women part of this poll? Who gives a flying F about Parker’s divorce or Humphries for any reason?
    People still hating Artest at this point is also sort of silly.
    I can understand Pierce over Garnett. They’re both dicks, but Pierce has the extra weight of being a delusional egomaniac that overrates his own skills and is happy to flap his gums about it.

    extra bonus – Just to bait those of you who love to have racial debates, why is Gasol the one guy from the Lakers that doesn’t make the list?

    • somekat - Dec 21, 2011 at 1:22 PM

      because like all other things in life, europe, and the people from there, are irrelivant

    • deadeyedesign23 - Dec 21, 2011 at 1:24 PM

      The way Pau balled after his girl left him, he could wind up in the D-league if he made this list.

    • chitownmatt - Dec 21, 2011 at 4:00 PM

      “People still hating Artest at this point is also sort of silly.”

      Um, maybe its partially because his name isn’t even ARTEST anymore…

      • Tick - Dec 21, 2011 at 5:41 PM

        You do what you want but I’m not typing out that abortion of a name and will still call him Artest.

  5. jaymsd23 - Dec 21, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Too many women voting. Any most hated poll that doesn’t have KG has #1 is seriously flawed, and that is coming from a Celtics fan.

  6. 973yenots - Dec 21, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    There’s always some dumb ass poll or some kind of new record being broke or some player being put on a list! Whether you like them or hate them, teams and they fans feared them! Future haller famers!

  7. acdc363 - Dec 21, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    How the hell did odom make this list and not Andrew “the Barea destroyer” Bynum

  8. mwilltru15 - Dec 21, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    “Here is the complete Top 10 (only players who 10 percent of the American public were aware of could make the list, so everyone on the Pacers was safe).”

    For real, Kurt? I guess we know the reason YOU weren’t on the list then!


  9. cosmicatomic - Dec 21, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Humphries ego to talent ratio is off the charts.

  10. mondzy805 - Dec 21, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Paul? I don’t get that. David Stern is missing from this List.

  11. kpow55 - Dec 21, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Who did they poll, 995 US Weekly readers and 5 NBA fans?

    I can see people being sick of hearing about K. Humphries, but to waste hate on someone so irrelevant seems a little far reaching.

  12. goforthanddie - Dec 21, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    They should have asked sports fans, not reality TV retards.
    Why hate Humphries? He’s stupid, not openly unlikable. Bosh deserves sympathy if anything, he thought he was going to win titles, not carry leb’s loser ass.

  13. jayrandle - Dec 21, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    No Kevin “I talk too much garbage” Garnett
    How did he not make the list?


    Paul “crybaby over every non call…fake dramatic injuries” Pierce…he should easily be top 3…instead of #8.

  14. romoscollarbone - Dec 21, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    What a dumb list to compile.

  15. cantonbound13 - Dec 21, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    If you tried polling people that actually watch the NBA, no doubt the Chokin’ One would be #1 on that list.

  16. kilo0986 - Dec 21, 2011 at 6:25 PM


  17. 00maltliquor - Dec 21, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    How in the world is Kris Humphries even relavent enough to even take the #1 spot? His fame whore slut wife marries him and divorces him just as quickly for t.v. ratings and HE’S the bad guy??

    What’s Lamar Odom even doing on there, was this a poll taken on the E! channel? And what NBA fan/man is mad at Tony Parker for tappin’ and cheating on Eva Longoria? Must be his unbearable to listen to accent.

    No K.G.!? This list is a sham.

  18. grizzliesfan21 - Dec 21, 2011 at 9:43 PM

    Wow! There is a lot of hate out there – some in the poll but more in the comments.

  19. a185 - Dec 22, 2011 at 4:56 AM

    You should’ve saw the Knicks game tonight… NYC fans are crazy cause they went to town on him. Every time he touched the ball they booed him and late in the 4th they chanted “we want Humphries” it was funny we New Yorkers like to get under people’s skin… no doubt if the coach put him back in they would’ve booed him. He doesn’t deserve to be number 1, he’s not that important… he’s not the best player on his team. I’ve been watching baseball religiously for like 11 years and there’s no player I hate because he kills my team more than Kobe… you hate out of respect, or because the player is overrated Paul Pirece or hasn’t lived up to expectations Kwame Brown, Darko & LeBron (in the playoffs), plays dirty KG (he hit a guy below the belt once), has an ugly break up with their team and you were a fan of that team Melo and LeBron, isn’t clutch when it counts LeBron, doesn’t play hard Vince Carter and T-Mac, Cocky Allen Iverson, (he once said no one can guard me) LeBron (promised to get the Heat more rings than Elizabeth Taylor) D-Wade, (its all in his face after a big play or dunk) Kobe, (its in his face too… he looks at you like you shouldn’t even try) Paul Pirece (he called himself one of the best 3 point shooters last year, pretends to be hurt so he can have a Willis Reed moment… every night).

  20. tebow4lyf - Dec 24, 2011 at 3:38 AM

    since when is ron artest an ‘artist’

  21. cmack21 - Dec 26, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    its funny how the #1 is the biggest scrub on the list. lmao

  22. mrsdestinydevine - Dec 28, 2011 at 2:02 AM

    Who did this poll?

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