Kris Humphries Officially Announces Retirement

Veteran NBA big man Kris Humphries hasn’t appeared in an NBA game since the 2016/17 season and hasn’t shown up on the pages of Hoops Rumors since being waived by the Sixers in October 2017. However, he had yet to formally announce his retirement as an NBA player — until now.

“Today, I’m officially retired from the NBA,” Humphries wrote in an introspective piece for The Players’ Tribune. In the article, which is worth checking out in full, the 34-year-old says he’s officially walking away from the game after “13 good years.”

The 14th overall pick in the 2004 draft, Humphries appeared in a total of 800 regular season games for the Jazz, Raptors, Mavericks, Nets, Celtics, Wizards, Suns, and Hawks. For his career, he averaged 6.7 PPG and 5.4 RPG in 17.8 minutes per contest, with his best years coming as a Net from 2010-12.

Humphries played in the postseason six times, though he was never part of a deep playoff run. His best postseason stint came in 2015/16 when he averaged 9.3 PPG and 6.0 RPG in four games (14.0 MPG) for an Atlanta team that advanced to the second round.

Of course, as Humphries addresses within his Players’ Tribune article, outside of NBA circles he was known and recognized primarily for his relationship with Kim Kardashian, which ended in 2011.

Humphries is the second 34-year-old big man to formally confirm his retirement from the NBA within the last few days. Al Jefferson was the other.

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