Obese female Thunder fan disgusted by touching Nets Kris Humphires (video)

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Maybe this obese OKC Thunder fan was worried about getting some Kim Kardashian germs from touching Brooklyn Nets forward Kris Humphries? He did have that “marriage” to her which lasted shorter than the NFL lockout. Of course, it doesn’t stop Kanye West from touching her.
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Link Bank 12-1-11: Adriana Lima, Kris Humphries Not Gay, Mindy McCready

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Brazilian supermodel and Victoria’s Secret angel Adriana Lima being married to former member of the Minnesota Timberwolves player Marko Jaric is the very definition of “out-kicking your coverage.” Just felt like pointing that out.

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-With the Victoria’s Secret fashion show Tuesday night, Adriana Lima is a hot topic this week. From People.com

there was Adriana Lima, 30, who obviously earned her place in the spotlight – she admitted to working tirelessly to get the figure she draped in lingerie Tuesday night. She said recently she works out twice a day in the run-up to the show, and said her exercise and diet plan is “intense,” though she also added, “After this show, I become normal again.”

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All-Time Big Ten Basketball Team: Magic, Isaiah and More

The ex-husband of Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries, was successful at the University of Minnesota but his team struggled. The Gophers finished 12–18, with a 3–13 record in the Big Ten during Humphries’ lone season. The team had a .500 record before his arrival and finished with a 10–6 conference record in the season after he left.

Before “Humpdasian,” Kris was a great college basketball player however the Gophers did not win. With the start of college basket season quickly approaching, (and to quote Kim in her divorce statement) “after careful consideration,” our guest contributor West Lamy has decided Kris will not make the cut for his all-time Big Ten basketball team. Not that anyone ever actually thought he would even be in the conversation, but we figured since the whole world was obsessed with his divorce that we should give im a mention.

Here’s the conference’s all-time starting five.

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Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries Getting Divorced. No Big Surprise!

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So a no-talent, famous-for-nothing, spoiled human being with no discernible purpose on this Earth (but a very discernible buttocks) had a marriage which a shelf life of just over two months?

SHOCKER!

Just 72 days after their $10 million wedding, Kim Kardashian plans to file for divorce from Kris Humphries on Monday, a source confirms to Us Weekly.

Your source for this breaking non-news? Ryan Seacrest.

“Yes @kimkardashian is filing for divorce this morning,” Seacrest tweeted. “I touched base with her, getting a statement in just a few minutes.”

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Mbakwe Dominating Around the Rim for Gophers Basketball

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The Minnesota Gophers Basketball team struggled rebounding the ball at times last year.

While they ranked third in the conference in rebounding, some of their bigger losses came due to a lack of dominant inside force to clear the boards and not give the opponent second chance opportunities.

The last man that could be legitimately considered a competent rebounder for the Gophers was one-and-done Kris Humphries in 2003-04, and no one since has approached the 10.1 boards a game Humphries put up that season.

In fact, the only two people to average six rebounds/gm for the squad since that season were center Jeff Hagen at 6.1 in 2004-05, and shooting guard Vince Grier in 2005-06 at 6.3.

The fact that the team’s second leading single-season rebounder in the last eight years is a guard says a lot, but Tubby Smith may have found the long-awaited answer he and previous coaches had been looking for.

Two full years away from a Division 1 court and one court case later, Minnesota fans will tell you it’s been worth the wait.

Trevor Mbakwe’s journey back to prominence has been a long one, but he has seemed to learn a few things along the way.

Not only has Mbakwe matured physically, now nearly 22 years old as a junior, but it seems his court case and off-court struggles have taught him something.

Mbakwe has been a quiet force for the Gophers, just the way Tubby Smith likes it, on his way to 13 points and 10 rebounds/gm early on.  Not hearing from him off the court is the main issue at this point, because one more injury or suspension could doom the Gophers early conference season in which they face three ranked opponents in their first five conference matchups.

Mbakwe’s is a rebounding maven.  However, he is not just a one trick pony. Shooting an ungodly 61% from the field, obviously aided by his ability to offensive rebound at a 3.3 per game clip, Mbakwe is contributing in a number of different ways.

Creating second chances and getting to the line nearly eight times per game is giving a boost to the other two members of the Gophers front line, Colton Iverson and Ralph Sampson III, who are able to stay within their comfort zones since neither are particularly good offensive rebounders.

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Sampson is more interested in shot blocking, which he does better than anyone in the Big Ten, but that can also be dangerous without a strong rebounding presence to pick up the slack on the boards, leaving the door open for second chance opportunities.

Iverson tends to be rather soft inside at times, not getting physical enough and sometimes shying away from contact.  Mbakwe brings a nice workmanlike attitude and way of playing the game that compliments Sampson’s risk-taking defense and Iverson’s more passive offensive game.

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Mbakwe has used his strength inside to get to double figures every game this year and record six double-doubles in the Gophers 10 games.

Not much else needs to be said about how Mbakwe plays after looking at his stat line from the Cornell game.

Mbakwe did not have the offensive touch, going 0-4 from the field, but still managed 12 points and 16 rebounds.

All 12 of those points obviously came from the line, and quite honestly he should’ve done better, with his poor free throw shooting being really the only hole in his game to this point (57%, 12-20 vs. Cornell).

He simply finds a way to be productive, even on his worst shooting day.

Mbakwe has yet to be tested by any dominant big men, but has shown that he can put up these types of numbers against some of the nations top teams (12 and 9 vs. UNC, 16 and 7 vs. West Virginia).

His athleticism should keep him near the top of the Big Ten rebounding stats, which he currently leads at 10.2 per game, with Ohio State Fab Freshman Jered Sullinger checking in at #2 with 9.9.

Considering his points are coming off second chances he creates, if he can continue to rebound at this rate his shooting percentage should be near the top as well, as he sits at 61%, second in the Big Ten to Michigan’s Jordan Morgan (61.4%).

There are no guarantees that Mbakwe can keep up this play in the Big Ten season, which is where his first real test will be, but his athleticism and strength project well in the conference.

Should he be able to find a way to keep it up, it will be a huge asset to Tubby Smith’s team and should be a way to keep some semblance of an offense regardless of what happens.

-Mike Gallagher

Golden Gopher Basketball’s All-Decade Team

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By Mike Gallagher

When a decade includes a season in which your team possessed the Big Ten player of the year, Big Ten coach of the year, Big Ten defensive player of the year, and 31 wins, you’d think you would at least have a NCAA tournament appearance to show for that year.

That is true in any case except for scandal-ridden squads, such as the Golden Gopher basketball team of 1996-97.  Since Clem Haskins allowed a widespread academic scandal to occur under his tenure as Gophers head coach, the Gophers officially have zero wins from 1993-94 through 1998-99.

Obviously, after the 90’s, there was nowhere to go but up.

Thankfully for this program, recruits were not scared off, as a talented class came in to try and get Minnesota basketball back to prominence.

That was way back at the beginning of this decade, and now the 2000’s are wrapping up.  Did anyone from that incoming class make the Gophers All-Decade Team?  How formidable is this star-studded group?  You need not look far for answers…

FIRST TEAM:

Guards:  Vincent Grier, SG, 2004-2006. A transfer from Dixie State Junior College, Grier immediately came in and made an impact for the Gophers.   Truly a complete player, his junior year Grier led the Big Ten in steals, was 13th in rebounding and third in scoring.  He set himself apart from other guards of this decade because he could take over the game and win it practically by himself, evidenced by the game against Wisconsin his junior year when he scored 26 points in the second half.  He was last seen in the preseason with the Washington Wizards.

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Lawrence Mckenzie, CG, 2006-2008.  Guards were the strong point of this decade for the Gophers, and Mckenzie was far and away the second best one for the squad.  He led the team in scoring both years with the Gophers, and set a school record and then broke it the next year, for threes in a season.  Honorable-mention All Big Ten his junior season and All Big Ten third team his senior year.  Last seen with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the D League.

Forwards:  Dan Coleman, SF, 2004-2008. Never a flashy player, but consistency was the name of the game for Coleman.  A four year starter, he especially took initiative his junior and senior season, ranking second on the Gophers in scoring while leading the team in rebounding.  Last seen in France playing for Bourge en-Breese France.

Dusty Rychart, PF, 1998-2002.  Rychart was a full-time starter for three years, but since this is a decade team, will only get credit for the last two.  That being said, they were a very good two years.  He averaged over 13 points/gm both years while leading the team in rebounding and shooting above 50% from the field both years.  Rychart was a force inside, and was the only man from that first recruiting class to make this list.  He has made a name for himself in Australia, where he currently is still playing pro ball for the Cairns Taipins.

Center:  Kris Humphries, PF/C, 2003-04 season. Painful for most Gophers fans, as Humphries big timed the program on as well as off the court, but truly there’s no other way to go at this spot.  The most decorated season for any Gopher this decade, and it’s not close.  The Big Ten Freshman of the Year, as well as an Honorable Mention All-American by the AP and All Big-Ten First Team recipient.  Averaged a double-double in his only season with the team and was the first freshman ever to lead the Big Ten in scoring and rebounding in the same season.  Currently on the active roster for the Dallas Mavericks.

SECOND TEAM:
Guards:  Maurice Hargrow, SG, 2001-2003, 2005-06 season:  An odd journey for Hargrow, who played two and a half seasons at Minnesota, then halfway through the 2003-04 season transferred to Arkansas, only to transfer back after that same season to Minnesota and redshirt the next year.  When he was at Minnesota, he was very good, top three on the team in scoring three different years.  Last seen playing for Al-Arabi in Asia.

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Adam Boone, PG, 2003-2006:  Only played two years after transferring from North Carolina and redshirting a year for medical reasons.  The only true point guard on this roster, he averaged 10 points/gm his senior season and over four assists both years with the Gophers.  Last seen in Austria playing for BSC Raiffeisen Furstenfeld Panthers.

Forwards:  Rick Rickert, SF, 2001-2003.  Another two-year player, was convinced after averaging over 14 points and five rebounds/gm he would be selected in the first round of the NBA draft.  But the former Big Ten Freshman of the Year (first ever at Minnesota) and preseason third team All-American slipped to the 55th overall pick and had a cup of coffee in the NBA for the Timberwolves and Pistons.  Currently plays in Australia for the New Zealand Breakers.

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Michael Bauer, SF, 2000-2004. Injury prone, but one of the best three point shooters the program has seen and gave four solid years to Dan Monson.  Last heard from in the Belgium First Division playing for Base BC Oostende.

Center:  Jeff Hagen, C, 2000-2005. Redshirted after his freshman year, but the only true center in this group started contributing in a big way his senior year.  He’s a tough nosed guy who really was big on the defensive side of the court.  Averaged 11 points, six boards, and a big ten leading 2.12 blocks/gm his senior year.  Spent time in the D-League, now a financial advisor for the Minneapolis Financial Group.

Just Missed the Cut:  Spencer Tollackson, C, 2004-2008.
Al Nolen, PG, 2007-present.
Lawrence Westbrook, SG, 2006-present.
Jerry Holman, F/C, 2001-2003.