Kris Humphries says people often mistake him for Blake Griffin
In an extensive write-up by ESPNBoston.com’s Jared Zwerling about Kris Humphries, the new Boston Celtics big man relayed a story about how he has been often confused with another NBA player: Los Angeles Clippers high-flying dunkmaster Blake Griffin.
Humphries says he was in Malibu, Calif. in mid-August having lunch with his business manager when someone approached him and believed him to be the local NBA superstar.
Humprhies, listed at 6-foot-9 and 235 pounds, is an inch shorter than Griffin but is outweighed his power forward counterpart by 16 pounds (according to NBA.com), said the case of mistaken identity occurs quite a bit.
While there might be the slightest of slight resemblances, it’s surprising that the two are so frequently confused. But it happens. All the time.
“I came in the gym and I was like, ‘Blake, someone thought I was you,’ ” Humphries told ESPN.com. “And he’s like, ‘Yeah, yeah, the same thing happens to me all the time.’ It’s just funny because sometimes someone will come up to me and be like, ‘Blake, blah blah blah.’ And I’m like, ‘I’m not him.’ And they think I’m being a d— because of it. I feel bad. I’m like, ‘I hope this person doesn’t think it was actually Blake and I’m not trying to talk to him.’ But I don’t think we look alike at all. I mean, we’re about the same size, the same build.”
Yeah, they all look alike, don’t they? That’s so wrong, people.
Actually, the story about Humphries and Griffin being mistaken for each other goes back a few years. In 2011, Griffin offered up the following response on Twitter to a comment from some ill-informed individual.
You have me confused w/ another athlete(s) RT @RobRepetto: @blakegriffin You have the most beautiful women in the world KimKardashian
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) August 20, 2011
In hindsight, it’s probably a certifiable lock — even though it wasn’t the case back in the heady days when he and Kim Kardashian were hot and heavy — that Humphries wishes Kim K. had sunk her talons into Griffin instead of him. But that’s a pretty obvious observation.