It might be the best-kept secret in sports: Kris Humphries is one of the NBA’s most dogged and dependable players. Here’s the story you haven’t heard:
Kris Humphries is in control of the ball just outside the paint. Lebron James is guarding him, daring him to make a move. Humphries hesitates for a fleeting second, and James backs off to prepare for Humphries to pass or drive—sorely underestimating his shooting ability. Humphries takes the shot, the ball hits the rim once—and drops for two points.
Bad things can happen when you underestimate Kris Humphries, and tonight, Lebron James and the Miami Heat are learning that lesson the hard way. His third quarter jumper gives Humphries his 22nd point of the night, putting the Nets up over Lebron and the Heat by six points.