As various NBA off-season transactions continued this week, Brooklyn Nets power forward Kris Humphries re-signed with the team—opting for a two-year, $24 million contract. Humphries jumped from the tabloid circuit to an Internet, Hip Hop meme earlier this summer when Kanye West referenced him on “Cold” (formerly named “Thera-Flu”) Taking a thinly veiled shot at the man once married to Kim Kardashian for 72 days, West rapped the following:
“And I admit I had fell in love with Kim / The same time she had fell in love with him / Well that’s cool baby girl do your thang / Lucky I ain’t have Jay drop him from the team…”
The Nets are not a publicly traded company, so they are not required to disclose what percentage of the team Jay-Z owns. But various reports indicate his share stands at about 1.47%. Apparently that wouldn’t be enough to get Humphries “dropped from the team.” On Tuesday, Humphries signed a two-year, $24 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets. And Humphries made a playful reference to West’s line about Jay-Z via Twitter shortly after signing his new deal.
I’m up at Brooklyn!@S_C_“lucky I didn’t have Jay drop me from the team” lol!
— Kris Humphries (@KrisHumphries) July 17, 2012