No one debates he earned the new deal, but Kris Humphries may regret going back to the Brooklyn Nets. While the team has improved the young basketball player may have more personal problems waiting for him off the court.
Joe Johnson and Deron Williams union makes Humphries valuable
The Brooklyn Nets didn't get everybody they hoped for but the team should feel good about where they're headed for the 2012-2013 NBA season. They have a new home and a new roster featuring All-Star talent like Joe Johnson and Deron Williams. Throw in young scoring center Brook Lopez and the only thing left is a high-effort player who can defend and rebound. The front office made sure they had that when they offered a two-year $24 million deal to Kris Humphries. The 26-year-old comes off back-to-back years in which he posted the best numbers of his pro career. He has since celebrated the announcement by partying with members of the Houston Texans football team. Nets fans have high hopes for him next season as the team prepares to try to take down the defending champion Miami Heat. A question that few have wonder about, though, is if Humphries was too quick to stay in New York?
Looming engagement of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West a bad omen
While the work life of Humphries can't get better, his personal problems haven't gone away. He still is legally married to reality TV starlet Kim Kardashian and many fans eagerly await the drama that could unfold at their divorce court date. One huge subplot to the soap opera is what might happen once the divorce goes through. Some think the two will go their separate ways, but knowing Kardashian and her flair for the dramatic, she could have something big planned. Her main helper is award-winning hip hop star Kanye West. The two have dated for months since the split with Humphries and rumors swirl that the music mogul wants next crack at marrying Kim. Sources say West has already asked his personal jeweler to start working on an engagement ring. This kind of twist in one of the biggest celebrity feuds of the last few years could have a rough impact on how Humphries continues his basketball life.
Joe Johnson and Deron Williams hold the spotlight for the Brooklyn Nets but they will need Humphries to help with the dirty work. That could become hard if he lets Kim Kardashian and Kanye West rule his personal life.