After last seasons' crushing NBA Finals, LeBron James has already lost one title in Miami, but the King may be pleased today to learn he's longer wearing one particular crown. The Heat star is no longer the most hated player in the NBA. Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian's soon-to-be ex, has surpassed him according to Forbes.
Apparently taking your talents to Kim Kardashian's marital bed in some sort of ratings baiting scheme for America's most vapid television dynasty has been judged a more unforgivable sin by the American public then fleeing your hometown for South Beach.
The poll was undertaken by Nielsen and E-Poll Market. Any basketball player who is known by at least 10 percent of the country was taken into account.
Apparently, 50 percent of Americans dislike Humphries.
James, of course, is still number two. Forty-eight percent of the nation still dislikes him. Kobe Bryant was third, and Tony Parker (AKA the dude who cheated on that lady from Desperate Housewives) was fourth.
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James was joined further down on the list by the rest of the Miami Heat superstar trio. Chris Bosh was sixth (34 percent don't like the guy) and Dwyane Wade was ninth (23 percent). Lamar Odom, a guy who remains married to some sort of Kardashian, rounded out the list at 10.
We guess the only trio more hated in the NBA than the Heat's big three are the Kardashian sisters.