Kim Kardashian Cutouts Prove Kris Humphries, Not LeBron, Is Most-Hated NBA Star

Michael Mill@@MikeMill23Senior Analyst IIIJanuary 7, 2012

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In every sport there is a need for heroes and villains. What's the point of rooting for one player if you aren't hating on another?

Since LeBron James announced his departure from Cleveland to form the "Big Three" in Miami with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, he has been one of the most hated players in all of sports.

Recently, the hate directed towards LeBron has started to die down. Fans have started looking elsewhere for a player to hate.

To be hated, you have to do something stupid.

Recently, there have only been two players in the league to do something stupid enough to direct attention away from James.

You have Kobe Bryant, who is getting a divorce from his wife, Venessa, after repeated reports of the star's inability to remain faithful.

Then, you have Kris Humphries, who did the unthinkable.

He married and divorced Kim Kardashian.

It may seem a bit silly, but Humphries has been the most ridiculed and attacked player in league since the divorce took place.

Maybe hate isn't the right word.

I don't know if anybody really hates Humphries for what happened, but he has been singled out time and time again by fans.

There is no player that has been insulted and ridiculed more than Humphries so far this season.

You don't have to look any further back than yesterday when the New Jersey Nets took on the Toronto Raptors.

Toronto fans held up cutouts of Kim Kardashian in an attempt to distract Humphries.

The insults and attacks may not be out of hatred, but he is attracting more attention than anybody in the NBA.

He is the laughing stock of the league.

Nobody is holding up cutouts of Venessa Bryant during Lakers games.

Nobody really cares about LeBron's decision to take his talents to South Beach anymore.

I think it's safe to say that Kris Humphries is now the NBA's most hated star.