Kris Humphries was booed by the 20,000-strong crowd at Madison Square Garden last night (21.12.11) as he returned to the basketball court for the first time since splitting from Kim Kardashian.
Kris Humphries was booed as he returned to the basketball court last night (21.12.11).
The 26-year-old sportsman received a harsh reception from the 20,000-strong crowd at New York's Madison Square Garden as he played his first pre-season game since splitting from Kim Kardashian, who filed for divorce in October after just 72 days of marriage.
Kris was a free agent during the summer before signing an $8 million deal this week to return to NBA side the New Jersey Nets - and he admitted his time with the 31-year-old socialite had been a "learning experience".
When asked what was different when he was last with the team in April, he said: "Well, there is a lot less paparazzi here.
"I definitely had a lot going on. It was a learning experience. I hadn't been through anything like that before.
"Life just happens. As long as you're focused and pay attention to life, everything is easier. I learned that I put my faith in God, my family and basketball. I feel now like I'm home again."
Kris and Kim moved to New York earlier this year in the search for a new club, but he is now "glad to be back" in New Jersey, despite suffering a double blow last night as his side lost 88-82 to the New York Knicks.
He added: "I'm excited to be back. It's good to see the guys again. Although it's a one-year deal, I'm happy and motivated. I think if you ask any player, they all would want a max contract with the longest terms. But I'm happy with The Deal and glad to be back."