The New Jersey Nets have released a campaign video to help forward Kris Humphries win the NBA's Most Improved Player award. Posted by Ben Golliver.
Last week, I cast my vote for the NBA's Most Improved Player award for Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook. I based my argument on Westbrook's statistical improvement, his team's improvement and how his progress hasn't come at the expense of his teammates.
That decision, unfortunately, was made before the New Jersey Nets decided to state their overwhelming case for forward Kris Humphries by combining a video highlight montage with a Digital Underground soundtrack and a comic book hero treatment. The result? "The Incredible Hump," a green-tinted, humpty humping good time that serves as a great reminder of how many Humphries highlights are completely lost to history because no one watches the Nets play.
Take a look at the video courtesy of YouTube user zeblowtorch.
The Nets not only makes the case that Humphries should be Most Improved Player, they also campaign for his placement on the All-Defensive team. Some of Humphries accomplishments: increasing his rebounding numbers from 2009-2010 to 2010-2011 by a greater margin than any other NBA player, upping his scoring from 7.1 to 10.0 points per game, nearly doubling his rebounds from 5.5 to 10.4 and being the league's fifth-best overall rebounder.
To sum it up, Humphries was the middle class man's Kevin Love who also had some spectacular block shots. I'm not sure that's enough to win you Most Improved Player -- seeing as Love himself is a strong candidate too and the Nets were downright awful -- but it definitely deserves a light-hearted tribute video. So kudos to the Nets.
Pretty proud of myself for making it through an entire post referring to Kris Humphries as "The Incredible Hump" without making a single reference to his celebrity girlfriend, Kim Kardashian. Too obvious. I'm above that.
h/t Yardbarker and SB Nation