Connect
To Top

Kris Humphries is best known for his basketball skills (and his 72 hour marriage to Kim Kardashian), but it seems as though he could have taken his athletic career in a very different direction.

Advertisement

Kris used to be a swimmer, and when he was ten years old he actually beat Michael Phelps and set some records that are still on the books in Minnesota. In the 1994-1995 nationals Kris competed in ten different events, winning six of them and placing in the top ten of all but one.

In an interview back in 2003 Kris discussed why he stopped swimming and made the switch to basketball.

“I was so good at a young age that I got a little burnt out. I also grew up in the Michael Jordan era … for me, I watched [basketball] and saw it as a challenge. It’s hard to stay focused on something when you have a ton of success at a young age, so I picked up basketball a little later and rolled with that.”

Who knows what would have happened if he had stuck with it. Michael Phelps meanwhile, just announced his retirement and stands as the most decorated Olympian in history. Over five different Olympics Michael took home 28 medals, and 23 of them were gold. The highest number of gold medals that any other athlete has in any other sport is nine, so it’s safe to say that no one will be taking the most decorated title from him anytime soon.

Advertisement

Advertisement


More in News

  • Sophie Turner Quitting Acting

    The Game of Thrones actress has been done filming Season 8 since last summer, and apparently she’s been on a hiatus...

    Katie RosbottomApril 17, 2019
  • Hoda Kotb Adopts Her Second Child

    Following Tuesday morning’s episode of Today, the co-anchor announced via phone that she has adopted a second child, a daughter named...

    Katie RosbottomApril 16, 2019
  • Wendy Williams Files for Divorce

    Yesterday, it was confirmed that the daytime talk show host has officially filed for divorce from her husband of over two...

    Katie RosbottomApril 12, 2019
  • Nipsey Hussle Memorial Service Draws Thousands

    The late rapper’s ‘Celebration of Life’ is taking place at the Staples Center today, and TMZ is live streaming what’s expected...

    Katie RosbottomApril 11, 2019
  • Charles Van Doren Dead at 93

    Charles Van Doren, one of the most infamous TV game show contestants of all time, has passed away.   Advertisement According...

    Katie RosbottomApril 10, 2019
  • Kim Kardashian Taking Bar Exam in 2022

    The reality star has plans to follow in her father Robert Kardashian’s footsteps by becoming an attorney, and she’s aiming to...

    Katie RosbottomApril 10, 2019
×