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Old 09-22-2011, 05:08 PM   #1
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Default Eisenberg: "Being ‘an absolute jerk’ cost Kris Humphries a Kansas offer"

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Turns out it isn't just Kim Kardashian's sisters that Kris Humphries has rubbed the wrong way.

The former University of Minnesota star and new Mr. Kardashian apparently has a long history of bad first impressions dating all the way back to when he took an official visit to Kansas during his senior year of high school.

In an excerpt from the soon-to-be-released book "Beyond the Phog: Untold Stories from Kansas Basketball's Most Dominant Decade," former guard Keith Langford told author Jason King of Yahoo! Sports why Humphries never became a Jayhawk. Langford said he and his teammates were so disgusted with Humphries' arrogance that they encouraged then-Kansas coach Roy Williams to stop recruiting him.



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Kris Humphries came on a visit and tried to commit. He really wanted to come here. But no one on the team liked Kris Humphries. He was arrogant. He told everyone he was going to come in and be the leading scorer as a freshman and that we'd all have to take a backseat to him. We were trying to be respectful and not say anything. But he was an absolute jerk. It was tough, because Roy was really excited about him. Kris Humphries was a big deal. He was a one-and-done or a two-and-done kind of player. Roy wanted him to commit on his visit. But we told him, "Coach, you can't bring this guy in. You can't do it." You'd figure Roy would say something like, "Let's work on him," or "Let's give him another chance." Instead he told Humphries, "Sorry, but you can't come."

That Williams would turn down a McDonald's All-American for his team demonstrates why he's so revered by his players and how confident he was that he could attract enough top prospects to be selective. Langford said current Kansas coach Bill Self did the same thing when future Louisville star Terrence Williams didn't mesh well with the team.

After Kansas turned down Humphries, the 6-foot-9 Minneapolis native eventually chose Duke before changing his mind and attending hometown Minnesota instead. Humphries scored 21.7 points and grabbed 10.1 rebounds a game in his lone season with the Gophers, but the team struggled, flailing its way to a 12-18 record and a 3-13 mark in Big Ten play.

In defense of Humphries, his former coach still thinks highly of him. Ex-Minnesota coach and current Long Beach State coach Dan Monson reconnected with Humphries in March when the NBA forward called to personally invite him to his wedding.

Here's what Monson told ESPN.com that Humphries said to him during that conversation: "I've been thinking a lot about you. I'm in a really good place professionally. I've met somebody special. I've been reflecting back, and you had a lot to do with that. I never got a chance to thank you."

So perhaps Humphries has matured since his younger days. Now all he has to do is focus on winning over his sisters-in-law.

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i'm not sure how much mr. kardashian fits into the nets' long-term plans, but this was kind of interesting in a gossipy kind of way.

i do think that most NBA stars and celebrities are quite arrogant and / or egotistical, which in fact has probably helped them get to where they are now.
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:29 PM   #2
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Default Re: Eisenberg: "Being ‘an absolute jerk’ cost Kris Humphries a Kansas offer"

Interesting. As long as he is playing basketball well and the coach likes him... It's all good. He gotta keep on doing what he does. He definitely transformed last year and knew his place on the team.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:03 PM   #3
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Default Re: Eisenberg: "Being ‘an absolute jerk’ cost Kris Humphries a Kansas offer"

wow... the 'happy marriage' sure didn't last long:
http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/k...divorce-102011

not trying to pick on hump, but these articles do keep coming out lately...
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:12 AM   #4
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Default Re: Eisenberg: "Being ‘an absolute jerk’ cost Kris Humphries a Kansas offer"

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wow... the 'happy marriage' sure didn't last long:
http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/k...divorce-102011

not trying to pick on hump, but these articles do keep coming out lately...
Welp, there goes Kris averaging good numbers this season (if there is one). Just kidding, but since he started dating Kim, his numbers went through the roofs last season.
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:34 PM   #5
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Default Re: Eisenberg: "Being ‘an absolute jerk’ cost Kris Humphries a Kansas offer"

Eh, Kris has always had the selfish label on him. He played more like a team player this year but when he first arrived here he was clearly playing for himself. Took bad shots, stole rebounds etc. Hopefully he he continues playing the way he did last season. As for Kris and Kim, it was a matter of time. One was going to cheat on the other sooner or later.
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:58 PM   #6
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Default Re: Eisenberg: "Being ‘an absolute jerk’ cost Kris Humphries a Kansas offer"

well, there are people out there who had the character to stay stable and responsible despite becoming rich and famous. these two are obviously not in that group.

but, yea... great thing for hump and us that he's a pro athlete. none of this really matters, partly because it's such average behavior in that group.
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