Kris Humphries is so hell-bent on humiliating Kim Kardashian ... he's willing to screw over his team and risk the NBA championship ... just to face off with her in court.
A judge has set a May 6th trial date for K & K's long-awaited showdown. Kim has wanted a simple divorce for nearly a year-and-a-half, but Kris wants an annulment on grounds she allegedly defrauded him ... he also wants to prove her reality show is fake.
Problem is ... Kris' team, the Brooklyn Nets, are on track to score a spot in the 2013 Playoffs -- which run from April 20th to June 20th.
Since the trial could last 2-3 days ... Kris has several options:
1. Settle the case BEFORE it goes to trial so he can play in the playoffs.
2. Play in Playoff games but miss the trial. It can go on without him, though it puts him at a handicap.
3. Go to the trial and let his team down
Sources close to Kris tell TMZ ... the NBA'er has already made up his mind -- if the Nets make the playoffs, and the trial falls on game days ... he'll ditch the games.
Now the really stupid part. There's no way Kris is going to win this trial. The judge will grant the divorce and Kris will get no money, because of the prenup (and the fact the marriage lasted 72 days). As for what Kris will risk ... his 2-year, $24 million contract.
What's that saying? Bros before ... ?
The Getting Over Kim Tour
Keeps on Rolling
2/2/2013 11:28 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kris Humphries only had one point during last night's Brooklyn Nets game, but saved his real scoring for afterward ... where he landed a hot chick at a NYC nightclub.
Humphries was spotted leaving a club called Finale at around 3:00 AM ... arm-in-arm with a new squeeze. We're told Kris came to the club with a group of friends, but was only talking to this girl all night.
Our spies inside the club say Kris and the girl were very affectionate and dancing together the entire time and Kris went out of his way to avoid pics while inside. After the pics were taken, we're told the pair got into a cab and drove off.
Sources close to Kris tell TMZ they don't know who the girl is, but said she is definitely "not his girlfriend."
Careful Kris, remember your last not-a-girlfriend?
Phil Jackson Engagement
for 'Sexist' Headline?
1/5/2013 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
One second we're all toasting Phil Jackson and Jeanie Buss' engagement -- the next someone's blowing the whistle on a possibly, maybe tiny bit sexist headline. Hmm ... wonder who wrote that?
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Phil Jackson to GF
Will You Be My Asst Coach
... For Life?
1/3/2013 5:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Former LA Lakers coach Phil Jackson has finally popped the question to his longtime girlfriend Jeanie Buss -- after 12 years of dating -- but the real question ... could this affect the Zen Master's possible coaching gig with the Brooklyn Nets?
Our Lakers source tells us the engagement went down on Christmas day, but Jeanie -- daughter of Lakers owner Jerry Buss -- didn't reveal the ring until moments ago.
She posted a pic of the huge rock on Twitter with the caption ... "Phil finally gave me that ring I wanted!"
So we gotta ask ...
Nets Star Joe Johnson
Dumping ATL Mansion
After Trade to Brooklyn
10/13/2012 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former Atlanta Hawks star Joe Johnson wasn't too attached to his GINORMOUS Georgia mansion -- TMZ has learned he listed the place for $4.7 mil after he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets.
Johnson purchased the massive 13,822 square-foot-pad back in 2005 for $3.8 mil -- the same year he signed with the Hawks. Fast forward to 2012 ... Johnson is traded to Brooklyn under a $119-million contract and it's sayonara GA.
The 7-bedroom, 9-bath crib is pretty AMAZING too ... 10-foot-high ceilings ...sleek modern decor ... movie theater ... massive game room ... infinity edge pool and spa. Plus, it sits on almost 2 acres of land.
Not gonna find that in Park Slope.