April 24, 2014

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Keyshawn Johnson Arrested -

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Chris Brown’s Bodyguard Found Guilty -

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Knicks Fire Mike Woodson -

Monday, April 21, 2014

Earthquake Shakes Mexico City -

Friday, April 18, 2014

Suspicious Packages Found At Boston Marathon -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

200 Hundred Dead Or Injured In Bus Station Bombing -

Monday, April 14, 2014

Aldon Smith Arrested At LAX -

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Three Dead In Jewish Community Center Shooting -

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Stephen Colbert Named New Host Of The Late Show -

Thursday, April 10, 2014

UMass Guard Becomes First Openly Gay Player In D-1 Basketball -

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Six Injured In High School Stabbings -

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Active Shooter Reported At Portsmouth Naval Hospital -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Judge Rejects Request To Dismiss Chris Brown Case -

Monday, April 7, 2014

U.S. Pinger Locator Detects Signal -

Monday, April 7, 2014

Ship Detects Pulse Signal In Search Of Missing Plane -

Saturday, April 5, 2014

7.8 Aftershock Shakes Chile -

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Shooting Reported At Fort Hood -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

5.8 Earthquake Strikes Off Coast Of Panama -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tiger Woods Withdraws From The Masters -

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

North Korea, South Korea Exchange Fire Near Border -

Monday, March 31, 2014









Kris Humphries Beat Lebron & Kobe


( 4UMF NEWS ) Kris Humphries Beat Lebron & Kobe In:
A year ago at this time, Kris Humphries was a fairly unassuming backup big man for the New Jersey Nets. Then he started casually dating America’s sweetheart Kim Kardashian. That romance eventually turned into something more serious — he went on her TV show, she went to Newark for a game — and in August they married. It lasted only 72 days, because some loves are just too powerful to do anything but burn out.

Humphries now has a greater celebrity profile, but that fame has been welcomed with searing hatred by many Kardashophilic people of this nation. In fact, a recent Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research poll lists him as the most hated player in the NBA. That’s right, that dastardly fiend LeBron James can’t even beat him out. From Tom Van Riper at Forbes.com (via PBT):

Then recently, Humphries’ marriage to Kardashian was over — 72 days after it started. Then came the speculation: Was the marriage fake all along? Was Kim really caught in a nude Yoga session with a male instructor in their home? It’s all created enough tabloid fatigue for the public, when asked which player in the NBA they most dislike, now choose Humphries’ name before any other.

“He’s been on five magazine covers, all in a negative light,” says Stephen Master, VP at Nielsen Sports, which helped run the survey. “It’s all so recent, he’s gotten all this publicity for something other than basketball talent.”

Check out the top 10, after the jump, along with the percentage of respondents who found each player unlikable (stats via EOB).

1. Kris Humphries (50 percent dislike)
2. LeBron James (48 percent)
3. Kobe Bryant (45 percent)
4. Tony Parker (37 percent)
5. Metta World Peace (36 percent)
6. Chris Bosh (34 percent)
7. Carmelo Anthony (27 percent)
8. Paul Pierce (25 percent)
9. Dwyane Wade (23 percent)
10. Lamar Odom (21 percent)

Tabloid fatigue is pretty obviously a factor here, because Tony Parker (who divorced Eva Longoria), Lamar Odom (who’s married to Khloe Kardashian), Carmelo Anthony (whose wife has a reality show on VideoHits1), and Metta World Peace (who would really like to be in tabloids as much as possible) also rank pretty highly. On the other hand, the relatively “impressive” showing of Paul Pierce suggests that hardcore basketball annoyance also matters. The Celtics provoke strong reactions, and Pierce is the most Celticky Celtic, but those bad tidings tend to be limited to NBA fans, not people who hear about these players most often in the supermarket checkout line.

Whatever the case, Humphries’ ascension to the throne of hate is good news for LeBron, who could use some positive (or at least neutral) attention after about 18 months of unrestrained animosity. However, the public’s opinion on Humphries seems to be largely based on the news of the day, not some perceived personal failing that has followed him around for years. When he becomes less of a tabloid curiosity, people will probably lose interest, both positively and negatively. He’ll just be another guy again.

LeBron, though, has to win in order to be looked at more positively. The Heat are a good team with as good a shot at a championship as anyone this season, but NBA titles are usually less predictable than the tide of public opinion. For all we know, next year James may reclaim the most hated crown once again.
Story @ Yahoo Sports