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Apparently fans' opinions about Kris Humphries' infamous marriage have followed him to the basketball court.
Access Hollywood
updated 12/22/2011 1:29:45 PM ET 2011-12-22T18:29:45

Kris Humphries received a less-than-warm welcome back to the basketball court on Wednesday.

Following the announcement of Kris’ re-signing with the New Jersey Nets — with a hefty pay raise to $8 million a year — the 26-year-old athlete was booed mercilessly during his first game back with the team against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

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“That was not a smattering of boos,” Madison Square Garden announcer Al Trautwig remarked during the overwhelming heckling. “That’s villain in the Garden kind of booing.”

Kris seemed to take the animosity in stride, telling ESPN he worked hard to block out the booing.

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“I felt like Rudy out there,” he said, when asked if he was surprised by the crowd’s response.

“I was so focused on the game, I couldn’t hear that,” he added, sarcastically.

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To add insult to injury, the Jersey team lost to the Knicks by six points.

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Sadly, that wasn’t the only blow to Kris’ ego this week.

Earlier in the week, K-Humps was voted the most disliked player in the NBA, in a survey conducted by Nielsen E-Poll Market Research.

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  1. Moon Zappa and Paul Doucette

    Moon Unit Zappa, the daughter of late rocker Frank Zappa, and her husband of 9 1/2 years, Matchbox 20 guitarist Paul Doucette, split at the end of 2011. Zappa filed papers ahead of the New Year's weekend.

    The couple, who married in June 2002, have a 7-year-old daughter together, Mathilda Plum. (WireImage) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Russell Brand, Katy Perry

    Actor Russell Brand filed for divorce from singer Katy Perry on Dec. 30. The couple, shown here at the European premiere of his film "Arthur" in Lonon on April 19, married in October 2010. Brand, 36, said: "Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends." (Dave M. Benett / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Sinead O'Connor and Barry Herridge

    Sinead O'Connor wed Barry Herridge on her 45th birthday, Dec. 8, in Las Vegas. The couple barely made it to Christmas. The singer announced their split on Dec. 27, blaming the groom's relatives and her own wedding-night desire for marijuana. (Infuslv-07 / INFphoto.com) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Terrence Howard and Michelle Gent

    Actor Terrence Howard and wife Michelle Ghent, pictured in Park City, Utah, in January 2011, secretly married in January 2010. But Ghent filed for divorce last February, citing irreconcilable differences. The split hasn't been a friendly one, as Ghent filed a restraining order against Howard and now the actor is calling his estranged wife a racist. (Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Daniel Zelman and Debra Messing

    Writer Daniel Zelman and "Will and Grace" star Debra Messing separated in December after 10 years of marriage. The couple -- who met as New York University students and married in 2000 -- were seen together as recently as Halloween. Us reported that the two still share a home for the sake of their 7-year-old son Roman. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Chaz Bono and Jennifer Elia

    Chaz Bono, who recently competed on "Dancing With the Stars," broke up with girlfriend Jennifer Elia in December. They began dating in 1999, and Bono's proposal was seen on his reality show, "Becoming Chaz." Bono was born female, the daughter of singers Sonny and Cher, but underwent female-to-male transition beginning in 2008. (Noel Vasquez / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Zoe Saldana and Keith Britton

    Actress Zoe Saldana split from her boyfriend of 11 years, actor and My Fashion Database CEO Keith Britton, in November. The actress' rep told Us Weekly it was an amicable separation, adding, "(They) remain committed business partners as co-founders of fashion resource MyFDB.com. Respect of their privacy is appreciated during this time." (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore

    One of Hollywood's more improbable love connections came to an end on Nov. 17 when Demi Moore announced her intention to divorce Ashton Kutcher. The two wed in 2005 and used their fame to promote social activism. The breakup came following reports that Kutcher had been unfaithful on their anniversary night. (Emmanuel Dunand / AFP- Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel

    Death Cab for Cutie singer Ben Gibbard and actress Zooey Deschanel separated in November, two years after getting married. They were introduced by their mutual music manager in 2008 and married in Sept. 2009 in Seattle. A source told MTV News that the split was "mutual and amicable.... There was no third party involved." (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian

    Reality TV show personality Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from her husband, NBA player Kris Humphries, after just 72 days of marriage in October, prompting much speculation about whether their elaborate wedding was held just for the cameras. Humphries responded to the petition for divorce in December requesting an annulment on the grounds of fraud. The pair met in Oct. 2010. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Michele Lee and Jason Reitman

    "Young Adult" director Jason Reitman filed for divorce from his wife of nearly seven years, writer Michele Lee, in June. Lee co-wrote Reitman's first short film, "Consent," with him. The couple have a daughter, Josie. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris

    Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and model Crystal Harris didn't quite make it to the altar in June. They were engaged at Christmas in 2010, but the Playmate called off the nuptials just days before they were to tie the knot in June at the Playboy Mansion -- and just as the issue of Playboy with her on the cover as "Mrs. Crystal Hefner" hit the stands. (Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Tareq Salahi and Michaele Salahi

    Tareq Salahi and former "Real Housewives of D.C." star Michaele Salahi split up in a very public manner in September: Tareq initially reported his wife missing and kidnapped, but she turned out to have run off with Journey guitarist Neal Schon. Michaele had a previous relationship with Schon, who was a newlywed; the pair were reportedly leaving their spouses for each other. Tareq Salahi filed for divorce in September. (Jordan Strauss) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez

    New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez and actress Cameron Diaz officially split up in September just weeks after fellow Yankee Derek Jeter ended his relationship with actress Minka Kelly. Rodriguez and Diaz had been together for a year and ended their romance over the summer. A source told Us Weekly that the low-profile relationship ended because A-Rod and Diaz are addicted to their jobs. (Eduardo Munoz / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Jesse James and Kat Von D

    TV reality show stars Jesse James and Kat Von D took fans on a whirlwind ride this past year, planning a summer wedding but calling off the engagement in July. The engagment went back on in August, but they ended the relationship in September. The pair had officially confirmed they were dating in Aug. 2010, just a few months after James' divorce to Oscar winner Sandra Bullock was finalized. (Neilson Barnard / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Melissa Gilbert and Bruce Boxleitner

    "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert filed for divorce from "Tron" actor Bruce Boxleitner in August, after 16 years of marriage. The pair separated in January, and have a 15-year-old son. (Dan Steinberg / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Minka Kelly and Derek Jeter

    Actress Minka Kelly and New York Yankee Derek Jeter called it quits in August after dating for three years. A source told People magazine, "They care about each other and it was amicable. They're still friends." The pair kept their relationship largely private, but rode the Yankees' World Series celebration float together in 2009; she was in the stadium when he got his 3,000th hit in July. (Chris Mcgrath / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. George Lopez and Ann Serrano

    Comedian George Lopez and his wife of 17 years Ann Serrano finalized their divorce on July 1, having announced in 2010 that they planned to end their marriage. They have one child together, Mayan Lopez. In 2005, Serrano donated her kidney to her husband. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Alexander Skarsgard and Kate Bosworth

    "True Blood" star Alexander Skarsgard and actress Kate Bosworth ended their relationship in July after nearly two years together. The pair, who appeared in "Straw Dogs" this year, were originally spotted together in Oct. 2009. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez

    Singers Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez decided to divorce in July. They made a joint statement to People magazine, saying, "We have decided to end our marriage....This was a very difficult decision. We have come to amicable conclusions on all matters." The pair married in 2004, four days after his marriage from his first wife was finalized. The pair have two children, a set of fraternal twins. (Mike Segar / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. Elisabetta Canalis and George Clooney

    Italian model, actress, and eventual "Dancing With the Stars" performer Elisabetta Canalis and actor George Clooney broke off their relationship in June. "We are not together anymore," the pair said in a statement. "It's very difficult and very personal and we hope everyone can respect our privacy." The pair had been together for two years. (Andrew Medichini / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. Rupert Friend and Keira Knightley

    British actors Rupert Friend and Keira Knightley broke off their long relationship in January. The two worked together on 2005's "Pride & Prejudice," which led to their off-camera relationship. A source told People magazine that distance and career "were both considerations.... It was time for her to move on." (Dave Hogan / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. Simran Singh and Jaime Pressly

    After 16 months of marriage, actress Jaime Pressly split from her husband, entertainment lawyer Simran Singh in January. The two married in Sept. 2009. A source told Us magazine, "I think it comes down to she married this guy too fast.... He picks fights with her for any little thing." (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. Tao Ruspoli and Olivia Wilde

    Actress Olivia Wilde separated from her husband, director (and Italian prince) Tao Ruspoli on Feb. 8 and filed for divorce on March 3. The pair were married for eight years, having eloped when she was 18. “They have been living apart after trying for quite some time to make their relationship work,” a source told People magazine. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. Jude Law and Sienna Miller

    British actors Jude Law and Sienna Miller parted ways on Feb. 8, though a source told People magazine that "it is mutual and amicable and they are still friends." The pair met while making the film "Alfie" in 2003 and were engaged on Christmas, 2004. They split in 2006, a few months after he confessed to an affair with his children's nanny, but reunited in late 2009. (Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters file) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz

    Musicians Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz finalized their divorce on Nov. 22, citing irreconcilable differences. The pair were engaged in April, 2008 and have a child, Bronx Mowgli, born in 2008. (Christopher Polk / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  27. Tracy Danza and Tony Danza

    Tony Danza filed for divorce from his wife of 24 years, Tracy Danza, in March. The two had been separated since 2006, and cited irreconcilable differences as their reason. They have two daughters, Katherine and Emily; Danza has two other children from a previous marriage. (Stephen Shugerman / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  28. Ashley Greene and Joe Jonas

    Singer Joe Jonas and "Twilight" actress Ashley Greene called it quits in March. The pair had dated for nearly a year, but only went public with the relationship in the fall of 2010. A source told the New York Post that they had drifted apart due to busy work schedules. (Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  29. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver

    After 25 years of marriage, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver "amicably" separated in a May announcement, following the revelations that the former California governor had fathered a son with an employee in their household; the child was 14 years old at the time of separation. Shriver filed for divorce in July. (Mandel Ngan / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  30. Christopher Knight and Adrianne Curry

    "Brady Bunch" actor Christopher Knight and model Adrianne Curry, who got engaged on "My Fair Brady" in 2005, separated on their fifth anniversary in May. "After starting a relationship with what seemed to be irreconcilable differences, the couple has reached a period where those differences are no longer appreciated," their manager, Phil Viardo, told Hollyscoop.com. Knight filed for divorce on Aug. 19. (Alberto E. Rodriguez) Back to slideshow navigation
  31. Karen Elson and Jack White

    Model Karen Elson and White Stripes musician Jack White announced in June that they would divorce ... as a way to celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary. A press announcement with a "Divorce Party Invitation" was sent out and read in part: "We remain dear and trusted friends and co-parents to our wonderful children Scarlett and Henry Lee. We feel so fortunate for the time we have shared and the time we will continue to spend both separately and together watching our children grow." (Larry Busacca / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  32. January Jones and Jason Sudeikis

    "Mad Men" star January Jones split from "Saturday Night Live's" Jason Sudeikis in January 2011 after dating for several months. In an Allure magazine interview, she said "the long distance kind of petered us out.... When you date someone else who's in the industry, someone has to make the sacrifices. And if no one's willing to, then you just have to be friends." (Casey Rodgers / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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