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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Kris Humphries Embraces the Boos: ‘I Love a Hostile Environment on the Road’

There are some athletes who play their best when the world is against them. Guys like Barry Bonds and Gary Sheffield embraced the bad guy role, and seemed to peak when everyone was out to get them. It sounds like Kris Humphries may be one of those guys.

Humphries was already named the NBA’s most hated player, and he was booed beginning in the preseason. He says he enjoys it.

“If I go out on the road and people are booing and what not, I really don’t mind it. I love a hostile environment on the road, people aren’t gonna cheer for you, especially if you are competing against their favorite team,” he told Haute Living.

Humphries says opposing fans aren’t the only ones targeting him this season.

“This year I’ve definitely gotten more attention from other teams in terms of “’Oh we’ve gotta stop this guy,'” he says.

Is that because Humphries is good, or because the Nets have so few other weapons? Probably a little of both.

The Nets forward indicates he uses the boos as motivation, but I’ll be even he had a laugh at what the fans in Toronto did to taunt him. That still remains one of the most creative things we’ve seen from fans this year.

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