<p><span></span><strong><a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=kris%20humphries&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2">Kris Humphries</a></strong>' relationship with <strong><a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=kim%20kardashian&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2">Kim Kardashian</a></strong> is over, but the New Jersey Nets forward is about to have a very awkward date on the basketball court with Kim's brother-in-law, <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=lamar odom&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Lamar Odom</strong></a>.</p>
The two players, in-laws themselves for 72 days, will meet for the first time since Kris' marriage to Kim ended when the Nets plays Lamar's Dallas Mavericks in Dallas on Tuesday night. But at least Kris won't have to encounter his ex-sister-in-law Khloé Kardashian. Although she has supported her husband, Lamar, at almost every one of his home games since the NBA season began in December, Khloé will be in LA to tape appearances on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (Tuesday) and Conan (Wednesday).
But fans of the Kardashians will most likely come out in force. Spectators at nearly every arena have heckled Kris, 26, since the Nets season began on Dec. 26 -- even at Madison Square Garden in New York City (where he went up against New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, the husband of Kim's best friend, La La Anthony) on Feb. 20.
"Every time Kris had the ball [in the Nets-Knicks' game], the entire arena booed him," an eyewitness tells Life & Style. "Especially when he was shooting free throws." People even held up signs that read KIM LIN, a joke that Kris' soon-to-be ex-wife had moved on to the Knicks' sensational point guard, Jeremy Lin.
But Kris is ready for Dallas. "Booing fuels him to play harder, so he's prepared for the hostility in Texas," a source close to Kris tells Life & Style.
Even back in December, Lamar spoke about playing Kris eventually.
"That might be a little more awkward than going to LA," Lamar joked, referencing his trade from the Los Angeles Lakers to Dallas.
The uncomfortable circumstances aside, Lamar and Kris both have jobs to do, and Lamar, 32, says he doesn't have any hard feelings toward Kim's hubby of 72 days.
"I mean, I'd feel bad for anybody that was put in that position and had that happen to him, you know what I mean?" he said. "That's gotta be pretty tough."
So could Kim, who filed for divorce on Oct. 31, possibly be in the bleachers cheering for Lamar when he takes on the Nets? "No," Lamar revealed in December.
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