Did Kim Kardashian Try To Cast Her Husband?

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A sadly believable rumor began circulating today that Kim Kardashian and her people basically set out to cast an NBA basketball player to date/romance/marry her on this past season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and the lumbering 6'9″ Kris Humphries wasn't even her first choice. But…but…he proposed to her with a bunch of candles and rose petals. That must mean their love is real.

According to Wetpaint.com, a representative of the E! network first approached a different basketball star with their Faustian bargain of “you may date Kim Kardashian and touch her giant ass, but you must do so in the most humiliating way possible.” I guess he hates beautiful women and fame, because he reportedly turned it down:

A source tells Wetpaint Entertainment that last fall, a representative of E!, the network that airs the many Kardashian reality shows, approached the New York Knicks to find out if Danilo Gallinari, the studly Italian who was then a forward on the team, would be interested in dating Kim. According to our source, both E! and Kim were interested in having her date a big New York athlete for the debut season of Kourtney & Kim Take New York, and the Knicks were their first choice. (The show, which first aired in January 2011, begins its second season next month.) Gallinari — then 22 to Kim’s 30 — was told that such a move would be good for his career and that he would garner lots of media exposure. Gallinari declined, saying he would be happy to meet Kim but wasn't interested in dating or being a reality-show star. E! had “no comment” when we called them.

Do you mean to tell me that Kim and Kris' heartfelt courtship did not just happen to serendipitously collide with the filming of the last season of her TV show? And that she went shopping for him like one might shop for a designer handbag? Say it ain't so! If this relationship isn't real, I just don't know what to believe in anymore.

(Via RadarOnline)

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