Kris Humphries is an American former basketball player who played as a forward in the National Basketball Association (NBA). After a successful stint during college basketball, he joined the Utah Jazz in 2014, and over the course of his NBA career, he played for various teams. He was one of the most sought-after players in the NBA history, with being traded to various teams, including Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, and Phoenix Suns. He last played for Atlanta Hawks before announcing his retirement in March 2019.
Outside of the sports world, Kris is famous for his highly publicized romance with the reality star, Kim Kardashian. Here’s everything you need to know about Kris’ early life, wiki, basketball career, affairs, and how his marriage ended on a bitter note.
Kris Humphries Biography
Kristopher Nathan Humphries
February 6, 1985
37 years old
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Former Basketball Player
He’s part African-American.
Kris was born to parents Debra Humphries and William Humphries. His father is of African-American heritage and was also a basketball player. He was raised alongside his two sisters, Krystal and Kaela.
Kris attended and graduated from Hopkins High School. He was a competitive swimmer during his youth and won several competitions. He also held the US national record for the 50-meter freestyle for 10 and under boys for 18 years.
At age 12, he began playing school basketball and led his school team to an unprecedented win, bagging the 2002 Minnesota state championship (their first in 49 years). He followed it up with impressive performances and earned several titles, including Minnesota Mr. Basketball, and state player of the year by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Thanks to his outstanding performances, he was offered a full scholarship to Duke University, but he rather chose the University of Minnesota. He played for Minnesota Golden Gophers of the University of Minnesota. His college career was even more impressive than his youth career. He was named freshman of the year in 2004 and scored 626 points during his freshman year, which was a school record at that time.
He was selected by the Utah Jazz in the 2004 NBA draft as the 14th overall pick.
Kris Humphries Married Life
Kris married his girlfriend of nine months, reality TV personality Kim Kardashian, on August 20, 2011, in a lavish wedding, Their wedding was broadcast on E!. The couple ended their marriage 72 days later, with Kim filing for a divorce from him on October 31, 2011. He sought an annulment on the grounds of fraud and accused that she married him solely for TV ratings.
In early 2013, they reached an agreement and their divorce was finalized on June 3, 2013.
6 feet 9 inches or 206 cm
108 kg or 238 lbs
Having played basketball in the NBA for the Utah Jazz, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks, New Jersey / Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Washington Wizards, Phoenix Suns, and the Atlanta Hawks.
He also played for the United States men’s national basketball team.
His marriage with reality star Kim Kardashian.
Kris Humphries Net Worth
Thanks to his successful NBA career and his fame due to his marriage with Kim, Kris Humphries has a net worth of $35 million. He was one of the most successful players in the NBA that he was traded to eight NBA teams during his 13-year stint as a pro basketball player. On March 26, 2019, he announced his retirement.
Kris Humphries Facts
After a two year stint with Uttah Jazz. he was traded to Toronto Raptors in 2006 and then to Dallas Mavericks in 2009.
In 2010, he moved to New Jersey Nets in a trade-off agreement with Mavericks. That season, he scored 25 points, his career-high, in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers. In 2012, they retained him on an $8 million deal and the following year, Nets offered $24 million to play for them for the next two seasons.
Net traded him to Boston Celtics in June 2013, and they traded him to Washington Wizards in June 2014. In November 2015, he led the team a record won against the Orlando Magic. He played 92 games in total for Wizards in two seasons before he was traded to Phoenix Suns in February 2016.
In March 2016, he moved to Atlanta Hawks and led the team in a 106–77 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Despite joining Philadelphia 76ers in September 2017, they waved him off in mid-October of that year.
On March 26, 2019, he announced his retirement from the NBA.