Humphries may ultimately be a bigger star than his ex.
Kardashian. Humphries. Marketing is all about the brand, and the Humphries brand could eventually be more successful than the Kardashian brand a YouWager NBA wagering analyst says. Humphries married Kim Kardashian, the reality TV ‘personality,’ on August 20, 2011, and then Kardashian filed for divorce after only 72 days of marriage, after a wedding that she claims did not bring her millions in product endorsements. Humphries filed a response to Kardashians petition, requesting an annulment on the grounds of fraud or a decree of legal separation rather than the divorce Kardashian requested.
The split between the New Jersey Nets player and a woman famous for being famous may eventually be seen as a battle between reality and hype. A source tells YouWager that the Kardashian empire has lost much of its clout already since Kim Kardashian filed for divorce after only two months of being married to the NBA player. The ratings for the reality show about the Kardashian family have dropped. Magazines featuring Kim Kardashian on the cover are not selling as they once did. Keeping Up With the Kardashians ratings are 14 percent lower now, according to the Nielsen company. Publishers for magazines such as Us Weekly, In Touch, Life & Style and OK! are reporting that sales were 18 percent lower when a Kardashian was on the cover last month.
But sports and sports betting does not often revolve around celebrity and fame. In sports, money is usually based on results. In December, the power forward, once considered to be unpopular in the NBA, re-signed with the New Jersey Nets for one year for $8 million. This is $2 million more than the average salary in the NBA. Humphries was booed during a preseason game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in December, but Humphries has had a fairly good season so far. He is averaging 13 points and 10 rebounds per game. As YouWager’s NBA betting expert points out, the Humphries brand may fare much better than Kim Kardashian’s because he actually does something to earn his salary. Unlike his ex wife. As Warren Buffet said about Kardashian, “I’ve seen her name, but I wouldn’t be able to tell what she does but put her name in the paper.”
Humphries actually has a few accomplishments to his credits. His first success in sports came in competitive swimming, when he was the top 10 year old in the entire country in 6 events. He still holds the U.S. national record for the 50M and 100M freestyle for boys 10 and under. He gave up swimming at the age of 12 to pursue a career in basketball.
In 2004 Humphries was drafted by the Utah Jazz as the 14th pick. He played for the Jazz for two spent two seasons. He averaged 3.6 points per game and 2.7 rpg in 11.6 minutes per game. In 2006, Humphries was traded to the Raptors. After a slow start, Humphries turned out to be a valuable rebounder and as a high-energy player, he contributed to the Raptors when they captured their first division title. In 2009, Humphries was traded to the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks traded Humphries to the New Jersey Nets. On January 27th, in the 2010 NBA basketball betting season, Humphries scored a career-high 25 points against the Los Angeles Clippers. Previously, he recorded career highs of 15 and 21 points for the New Jersey Nets. In the 2011 season, Humphries averaged a double-double in points and rebounds.
Aside from marrying Humphries, Kim Kardashian’s only credits include a disappointing sex tape and a poor showing on Dancing With The Stars. Before the sex tape hit the Internet, when Barbara Walters first interviewed Ms. Kardashian, she bluntly asked her, “Why are you famous?” Back then, the only reason anyone had heard of Kardashian, was because of her friendship with Paris Hilton, another curious case of professional fame.