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Sports fans are a notoriously fickle bunch, and apparently all it takes to make them forget about how much they hate the Miami Heat's LeBron James is a high-profile divorce involving Kim Kardashian.
Kardashian's ex-husband Kris Humphries is now the most hated player in the NBA, according to Forbes Magazine. A survey conducted by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research showed that 50 percent of respondents dislike the New Jersey Nets forward, compared to 48 percent who dislike James.
James was number 1 on last year's list, according to Forbes, so now we have the answer to an age-old question: Which is worse, breaking the hearts of Rust Belt basketball fans or marrying a celebrity and getting divorced within months?
His questionable marriage and quickie divorce from Kardashian notwithstanding, it is still a bit puzzling why so many survey respondents reacted unfavorably towards Humphries. A career 46 percent shooter and mostly role player, he's not exactly the type of ...
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