No one wants to think the first marriage will ruin things for the second, but Kris Humphries is already showing how little he trusts women with his ongoing feud with Kim Kardashian. Is he destined to end up like Terrell Owens?
Humphries keeps playing well for NBA New Jersey Nets despite Kim fiasco
The first signs always point to an extended single life and improvement on the professional front. Humphries has shown both in the short time since he and Kardashian announced their divorce. While the New Jersey Nets have struggled to win, their young big man has turned crowd boos into a fuel that has improved his game in every category. At 26, Humphries is entering the prime of his NBA career. Should he keep it up a lucrative contract could await him in the near future, especially from a team in need of a reliable power forward. All this promise and, yes, even some praise hasn't changed things for Kris Humphries though. Months later, he appears more determined than ever to prove Kim Kardashian is a fraud who used their marriage as a publicity stunt. Such blatant distrust of women reveals tell-tale signs of a man having no interest in marriage any time in the future. Attractive as the single life is, Humphries would do well to check its dangers.
Owens keeps hurting NFL chances with child support problems
Terrell Owens is the perfect example for Humphries to look at. There was a time when T.O. ruled the NFL as the best wide receiver in football. He had no reason to marry because the money and the women were plentiful. Now his free-spirited ways have caught up to him. Trapped in a mountain of debt by child support payments, Owens faces foreclosure on two homes in Dallas and could face jail time if he fails to pay the staggering $45,000 a month required to the multiple mothers of his children. It's little wonder he wants badly to get back into pro football, where even a minor contract could ease the financial burden. What's lost is how Owens got into that mess. Like Humphries, he turned away the idea of marriage for a life of parties and multiple women. His fall from stardom and imminent bankruptcy should give a clear warning to other athletes that the single life is dangerous for athletes.
Kris Humphries and Terrell Owens don't share much in common. One plays in the NBA while the other dominated the NFL, but their lives still cross on one point. Thanks to Kim Kardashian, Humphries may opt for an extended single life fueled by his popularity. Owens did the same thing, and now he's wishing he hadn't. While marriage won't solve money problems, it at least serves as a reminder for young men that responsibility doesn't start with saying "I do."