Nets: Kris Humphries (Jul 17 3:04 ET ) Humphries has agreed to a two-year, $24 million contract with Brooklyn.
The Scoop: Humphries will be part of a new-look group in Brooklyn that includes guards Deron Williams and Joe Johnson, center Brook Lopez, and forward Gerald Wallace, who all either decided to re-sign with the Nets this month, or in the case of Johnson, accept a trade from Atlanta to Brooklyn.
Gerald Wallace’s 3 for 15 shooting in the Brooklyn Nets' two first-round losses to the Chicago Bulls isn’t helping his team’s cause, but all those missed shots aren’t nearly as destructive as the dozens of other possessions the Nets run with Wallace on the court. For two games, the Bulls have been just about ignoring Wallace on the floor, an unfortunate end result in a season that has seen Wallace’s offensive game fall off the face of the earth .
Following the Nets’ tough Game 3 loss on Thursday, Wallace spoke to New York Daily News beat reporter extraordinaire Stefan Bondy , and shared his frustration with a gig gone wrong:
“I don’t know. I couldn’t tell you my role now,” Wallace said Friday at the team’s hotel in Chicago. “I don’t have a clue what my role is on this team.”
What’s striking about a line like this is that it doesn’t appear as if Wallace is complaining. He’s seemed genuinely frustrated and flummoxed by his current status, and the stasis is wearing on him. Wallace hasn’t been able to leak out in transition as he did so well during Saturday’s Game 1 win over Chicago (one that saw him put up 14 points on 5 for 7 shooting), and his attempts in the two losses since have either come on missed 3-pointers (he’s hit 1 of 6) or misspent drives into a closed-off lane.
To interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo’s credit, he handled the quote in stride. Here’s his discussion with Bondy :
In Game 1 of the 2011 Eastern Conference finals , Chicago Bulls reserve forward/center Taj Gibson threw down a dunk so hard over Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade ( the clip can be found here ) that it was eventually immortalized in cake form — the highest compliment some Western nations can give.
In honor of Kris Humphries’ recent legal emancipation from the Kardashian clan, Gibson decided to throw down his own sort of tribute in the face of the Brooklyn Nets reserve forward. During the second quarter of Thursday night’s Game 3 between the Bulls and Nets, this unfortunate event took place:
(As someone who is perched at the United Center as I write this, I should point out that the Bulls crowd was going gaga over the replay some 10 to 15 minutes — and several timeouts — later. And if you think I'm being a little too hard on Humphries, understand that his first move upon entering the game tonight was to leer at the Chicago Bulls cheerleaders while "stretching" on his team's net.)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The marriage of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, which began with a storybook wedding, ended Friday in a grim courtroom with a judge approving a divorce settlement after a protracted legal battle between the former couple.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Attorneys did not reach a settlement in Kim Kardashian's divorce case after settlement negotiations that were attended by the reality star but not her estranged husband Kris Humphries.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kim Kardashian's upcoming divorce trial will be a family affair, but her attorneys do not expect to call her famous sisters to testify about the reality star's brief marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kim Kardashian's divorce case is returning to court Friday with her attorney urging a speedy end to her marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries.
The Scoop: None.
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