Kim Kardashian Had Sights on NBA Players?

Kim Kardashian (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Before Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries became husband and wife, the reality TV star was already planning on dating an NBA player, according to reports.

But instead of doing the work herself, a representative of E!, the network that airs her reality show, called the New York Knicks to ask about forward Danilo Gallinari’s relationship status, according to wetpaint.com.

Luckily for the cable network the Italian star was single, but Gallinari said he wasn’t interested in getting involved in reality TV life.

According to sources interviewed by the website, Kim wanted to date a star athlete in New York for the first season of her now show “Kourtney & Kim Take New York.” The network approached the Knicks, who then told Gallinari, then 22, who reportedly said he would like to meet Kardashian, but declined be the next athlete joining the reality TV world.

Instead, she found her hubby across the river playing for the New Jersey Nets. Kardashian has said that she met Humphries at a basketball game with a friend. After pointing out to her friend that she thought the Nets forward was attractive, her friend set up a dinner with some of his teammates.

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Danilo Galinari

The couple held their extravagant wedding in August in California. The ceremony reportedly cost $20 million.

There have already been rumors that the couple might be going through some rough times. Us Weekly quoted a source would said, Kim and Kris “are not getting along at all.” Adding that “Kris is not drinking the Kardashian Kool-Aid, and it’s causing major problems.”

As for Gallinari, half way through the 2010 season he was traded to the Denver Nuggets in a package deal that brought Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks.