Kris Humphries Gets Reported $24 Million Re-Signing With Nets

Celebrity News Jul. 18, 2012 AT 10:00AM
Kris Humphries visits the AXE Lounge on July 30, 2011 in Southampton, New York.  Kris Humphries visits the AXE Lounge on July 30, 2011 in Southampton, New York. Credit: Eugene Gologursky/Getty

Kris Humphries just received a major payday to re-sign with the Brooklyn Nets basketball team, ESPN reported Tuesday.

Said to have inked a $24 million, 2-year deal with the team, Kim Kardashian's ex-husband, 27, will triple his last season's salary, according to a source familiar with his contract negotiation.

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"Kris has been a very consistent player for us over the past two years," Nets general manager Billy King told the sports outlet in a statement of the eight-year NBA veteran, who joined the Nets after a midseason trade in 2009. "He has developed into one of the top rebounding forwards in the league, and we are very pleased to welcome him back."

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Humphries will play out his next season at Brooklyn's new Barclays Arena, set to open in September. "I'm up at Brooklyn! @S_C_ "lucky I didn't have Jay drop me from the team," the athlete tweeted after news of his new deal broke, referencing Nets co-owner Jay-Z.

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Kardashian's new boyfriend, Kanye West, took a shot at the basketball star in April in his new song "Cold." "Lucky I ain't had Jay drop him from the team," West rapped, also referencing Jay-Z, his close friend and collaborator.

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