Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband, NBA forward Kris Humphries, repeatedly beat the greatest swimmer of all-time, 28-time Olympic Medal winner, Michael Phelps in swimming when they were 10 years old.
CBS Sports relayed the following factoids (ugh, hate that word) about Humphries’ “elite” swimming career as a youth from Hawks.com’s KL Chouinard:
“…10-year-old Kris Humphries clocked the fastest times in six different events: 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle, 50-meter butterfly, 50-meter backstroke, 50-meter breaststroke and 200-meter individual medley (the last of which is an event that Phelps has won at the past four Olympics).
Furthermore, the young Humphries registered top-10 times in all nine race categories, including three age-bracket records, two of which – the 50m and 100m freestyle – lasted in the U.S. Swimming’s youth national record books for over 18 years. Though his national records have since fallen, Humphries still holds a dozen age-bracket records in the state of Minnesota.”
Apparently, Humphries stopped swimming because he was burnt out, which led CBS Sports writer Ananth Pandian to state, “all things considered, [Kris] may not have any Olympic medals but Humphries is earning a sizable living and has carved out a nice little 11-year NBA career for himself. Clearly, his decision to stop swimming and play basketball has worked out just fine for Humphries.”
That leads me to ask: Whose career would you rather have? Kris Humphries or Michael Phelps? Footnote in Kardashian Dictatorship or Greatest Olympian Ever? Earning kush money as a reserve journeyman in the NBA or landing million dollar endorsements for a day’s worth of “work”? Being eskimo bros with Kanye West or being B-more bros with Ray Lewis?
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