Kris Humphries has been casting around pretty desperately for a job, now that he does not have his reality TV star wife Kim Kardashian to support him. So, needing to make money of his own, he will no doubt be relieved to have finally secured a deal with his former team.
The NBA player and former husband of Kim Kardashian (albeit for a brief 72 days) is on the verge of signing a one-year deal with the New Jersey Nets for nearly $8 million, according to reports from ESPN.
The deal is yet to be signed and he will have to undergo a physical exam, but it all looks something of a formality now. So Kris (26) could be back in uniform and back on the court as soon as Wednesday night, when the Nets are due to play a game against the New York Knicks.
Kris was a breakout star in the NBA during the 2009-2010 season when he averaged a double-double for the Nets, and ranked fifth in the NBA in rebounding, pulling down 10.4 boards per game, but as a result of the NBA lockout, he has not played professionally since last spring.
Kris was forced into the limelight during his short-lived marriage to Kim Kardashian but as soon as that ended he retreated to the peace and quiet ofMinnesota. The free agent has ever since been training while waiting for the league dispute to be settled.
It seems pretty certain that Kim Kardashian will no longer be cheering on the Nets from the sidelines following her public and bitter divorce from Kris Humphries. But will she now switch her allegiance to the Los Angeles Lakers now that her best friend Carla Dibello has been linked in reports to their soon-to-be divorced star player, Kobe Bryant?
Or she could root for the Dallas Mavericks, who have signed her brother-in-law Lamar Odom.
On February 28 Kris Humphries and Lamar Odom are scheduled to face off against each other with their respective teams.