Posts Tagged ‘Kim Kardashian’

Rihanna following Embiid on Twitter

By Jeff Case

Injured Philadelphia 76ers rookie center Joel Embiid has been busy on Twitter since the Draft, trying to first get LeBron James to sign with Philly, then trying to get the attention of Kim Kardashian and, lately, has been trying to get Rihanna‘s attention, too.

Well, at least his efforts with his latest Twitter target appears to have paid off as the pop star is apparently doing what LeBron and Kim K. wouldn’t do: follow him back on Twitter.


Joel Embiid moves on to Rihanna

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — When we last checked in with rookie Sixers center Joel Embiid, he was once again showing his social media prowess by making an (ultimately failed) attempt at meeting Kim Kardashian on Twitter. This following an attempt to recruit LeBron James to join the Sixers.

That didn’t work out so well, but it hasn’t slowed Embiid’s passion for public displays of his affection, as he has apparently decided to re-focus his social media attention on superstar singer Rihanna

Rihanna has yet to respond, at least via Twitter.

Kris Humphries Can Laugh At Himself, Ok If You Do Too

by Micah Hart

It’s been a year of ups and downs for Nets forward Kris Humphries. On the negative side, he became a bit of a national punchline after his ill-fated romance(?) with Kim Kardashian and their corresponding reality TV show. On the positive, he signed a two-year, $24-million dollar contract to stay with the Nets as they moved to Brooklyn. We’ll call it a push.

Humphries appears to have accepted the turn of events in his life, and certainly hasn’t shrunk from the spotlight. Here he is participating in a photo shoot for a recent NY Post feature story:

Said Humphries of the past year’s turmoil:

“Hey, if you can’t laugh at yourself, you can’t make fun of other people,” he says. “I’m open to being made fun of. You can’t take life too seriously or be too sensitive because it’s like, who wants to live like that?”

That’s very true. And though it’s easy to tease Humphries for the outfits he’s wearing for this feature, something tells me the presence of his co-workers for the shoot made the whole process a little more tolerable.

Hungry for more [NY Post]

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Humphries garners a new superlative

by Zettler Clay

Yesterday, there was the question of whether LeBron James will ever stop taking heat (no pun intended, I assure you) for his move down South. Well now it seems that he gets a respite, thanks to Forbes.

It turns out that Mr. James is no longer the most loathed NBA player alive. That honor and distinction goes to recently-signed Nets forward Kris Humphries. Yes, the Kris Humphries that was just married to Kim Kardashian for all of 72 days.

I certainly saw this coming (OK, I didn’t). At least the voters (survey conducted by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research) showed some originality in their approach. A year ago at this time, we know who would have topped this list. Five months ago, we know who would have took the crown. But basketball fans — at least the ones Forbes attracts — chose to knight a guy with a 5.6 ppg career scoring average.

*The power of the Kardashians reign again.

And for the second time in as many months, The King finished as a runner-up.

*Lamar Odom rounded the top 10 list, being voted 10th.

H/T USA Today

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Catching up: NBA entertainment

by Micah Hart

As we continue to look back at some of our favorite off-court activities of the long offseason, here is a top five of our favorite NBA-player excursions into other areas of entertainment:

5. Dwight Howard dances in Mongolia

That is just adorable.

More after the jump…