Kim Kardashian really wanted to date Danilo Gallinari – formerly of the Knicks, now with the Nuggets – but he rejected her and she settled for Kris Humphries of the Nets, the blog Wetpaint claims. I’d never heard of Wet Paint until about 11 minutes ago, but it claims to have an inside source to this story:
last fall, a representative of E! … approached the New York Knicks to find out if Danilo Gallinari, the studly Italian who was then a forward on the team, would be interested in dating Kim. According to our source, both E! and Kim were interested in having her date a big New York athlete for the debut season of Kourtney & Kim Take New York, and the Knicks were their first choice … Gallinari — then 22 to Kim’s 30 — was told that such a move would be good for his career and that he would garner lots of media exposure. Gallinari declined, saying he would be happy to meet Kim but wasn’t interested in dating or being a reality-show star. E! had “no comment” when we called them.
So Kardashian settled for Humphries. I’ll add this little slice of conjecture (I certainly won’t be the first to posit this): The marriage was a sham. It was a cunning ruse for ratings and branding and the millions of dollars that came with it. Kardashian is a savvier version of Paris Hilton (both banged tons of athletes), Spencer and Heidi. Kim – who has probably had as much plastic surgery as Heidi – will milk the divorce for magazine covers and ratings and the cycle will continue. It is still difficult to fathom that she’s built such an incredible empire mostly on sucking a rapper’s dick in a low-rent porn.
Kris Humphries doesn’t care about any of this. The lockout will end, he’ll sign a deal somewhere, continue to make millions, and the wedding to Kardashian will only work to his benefit with NBA groupies.
Exclusive! Was Kim Kardashian Shooting for Another B-baller Boyfriend Before She Met Kris Humphries? [Wetpaint]