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Kim Kardashian's first choice wasn't Kris, but hunky Italian basketball star

October 27, 2011 - Washington

Reports have surfaced that Kris Humphries wasn't Kim Kardashian's first choice to be her boyfriend, but rather a hunky Italian basketball star.

It comes in support of earlier reports that suggested Kardashian wed Humphries in a marriage of convenience as she uses him as a sexy 6'9" accessory on the red carpet.

According to, before the brunette beauty met her new husband, she was so eager to date a basketball player that E! Television wanted to fix with her, reported.

Wetpaint claimed that E! Television staff contacted the New York Knicks to ask if hunky Italian basketball star Danilo Gallinari would be interested in dating Kim.

"They asked if he would be interested in dating her and being on a reality show," a source told the website.

According to the insider, both E! and Kardashian were interested in having her date a big New York athlete for the debut season of 'Kourtney and Kim Take New York', which premiered in January 2011.

The insider said "Danilo said he would love to meet Kim but was not interested in dating her or being on a reality show."

"Even though E! explained it would be great for his career, Gallinari turned the offer down." the insider added.


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