Just how determined is Kris Humphries to come out on top in theugly divorce proceedings with still-not-officially-his-ex-wife Kim Kardashian?
In a word, very.
A judge recently set a May 6 trial date for the couple, who were married for just 72 days in 2011. Humphries wants the marriage annulled, as he claims Kardashian only married him for publicity.
The problem is that the court date will fall right in the middle of the NBA playoffs. And in their first season in Brooklyn, the Nets are primed for a postseason run. Going into All-Star Weekend, Humphries' Nets were 31-22, a record good enough for the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference.
So Humphries, who has averaged about 20 minutes per game this season for Brooklyn, might have to miss a significant portion of the postseason. And according to reports, that's OK with him.
Someone close to Humphries told TMZ that if trial dates fell on the same day as a playoff matchup, the power forward would miss the game.
Humphries' attorney Marshall Waller asked to delay the trial until the conclusion of the NBA season, but that motion was denied. Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon said firefighters, police officers and others have to miss work for court, and Humphries should be no exception.
This isn't exactly an idea date for Kardashian, either. She is currently pregnant with her first child, and the baby is expected in late June.