Humphries beat Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps when he was 10

December, 28, 2010
12/28/10
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Kris Humphries beat Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps in a race 15 years ago.

We kid you not.

Humphries, the starting power forward for the Nets, was a standout swimmer when he was young, but told People.com in a wide-ranging interview: “I was so good at a young age [he outraced Phelps when he was 10 years old] that I got a little burnt out.

“I also grew up in the Michael Jordan era ... for me, I watched [basketball] and saw it as a challenge. It’s hard to stay focused on something when you have a ton of success at such a young age, so I picked up basketball a little later and rolled with that.”

In his interview with people.com, Humphries, now 25, also discussed how he has the same first name as his celebrity girlfriend Kim Kardashian’s mom, his passion for “The Office” and poker, as well as his dedication to his foundation.

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