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Fans booed Kris Humphries again last night, but this time the power forward rebounded... and rebounded... and rebounded.

In fact, the Nets star enjoyed arguably his best day as a pro, dropping 21 points and 16 boards on the Washington Wizards and helping his team overcome a 20-point second quarter deficit. As you can see in these highlights, Kris showed far more life on the court than on any episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians:

After the game, Humphries said he uses the crowd's negative reaction as "motivation," while Head Coach Avery Johnson told reporters:

"I'm trying to figure out, what did he do? I'm serious. Maybe because I don't follow reality TV, I don't know all the ins and outs of it, but it's pretty hilarious to me. I don't know if they even know why they're booing him."

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Ever since ESPN announced that Betty White would be doing "A White Christmas" skit for the December 26 Monday night football tilt, we were looking forward to it.

Betty White is the man, after all. Not literally, of course. She's an 89-year-old woman. But she's the coolest octogenarian around, so this had to be good, right?

Meh. If you enjoy a sweet old lady talking about hot NFL QBs, with holiday themes, it was a smash hit. But Hank Williams Jr. is likely smirking somewhere.

On the plus side, Drew Brees set the NFL passing record last night. Here's a nice HD video of Betty White's lead-in to Monday Night Football on ESPN ...

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Drew Brees threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Darren Sproles with a little over two minutes to go last night, giving him 5,087 yards through the air this season.

That was good enough to break Dan Marino's single-season NFL record 5,084, which stood for 27 years, and amazingly, the New Orleans Saints star still has one more game left next week, with playoff implications - so bank on a few hundred more.

The Saints cruised to a 45-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons, improving to 12-3.

Here's Brees' record-setting pass, one of his four TD tosses Monday:

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Prize acquisition Chris Paul scored 20 points and nine assists while Blake Griffin added 22 points and seven rebounds as the L.A. Clippers beat the Golden State Warriors 105-86.

Monta Ellis, who was probably happy to be making news for balling instead of texting graphic photos of a Warriors employee, had 15 points and eight assists for G.S.

It was not a spectacular opener for CP3 and Blake, but at least they won, unlike the other L.A. team, the Lakers, who were undone by Derrick Rose's game winner.

The Clippers are expected to be a playoff contender for the first time in an eternity, and here's a big reason why. Watch a nice highlight of Griffin throwing it down:

With the lockout finally over, the best pro basketball league/reality show on the planet is now underway. In case you missed it, check out THG's 2011-12 NBA Preview!

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Chicago Bulls star guard Derrick Rose hit a short go-ahead jumper with 4.8 seconds to play, completing an 11-point comeback and sealing a 88-87 victory over the Lakers.

In what was both teams' Christmas Day opener, Luol Deng blocked Kobe Bryant's short shot right before the buzzer as the Bulls hung on for a wild finish in Los Angeles.

Playing with a torn wrist ligament, Kobe scored 28 points and nearly helped L.A. shake off a tumultuous preseason with win. But alas. Here's Rose's game-winning shot:

With the lockout finally over, the best pro basketball league/reality show on earth is just getting started. If you missed it, check out THG's 2011-12 NBA Preview!

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On this Christmas Day, we are not greeting readers with a ho, ho, ho. But rather with a: no, no, no he didn't!

During yesterday's Bengals/Cardinals matchup, Cincinnati wide receiver Jerome Simpson took a swing pass from quarterback Andy Dalton, ran untouched down the sideline and was then greeted by a defender at the goal line. His reaction?

It must be seen to be believed. Simpson stopped, planted two feet on the turf and did a 360 flip into the end zone. Really, the score should have been worth at least 10 points...

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L.A. Lakers star Kobe Bryant is desperate to reconcile with estranged wife Vanessa Bryant, sources say. Whether she gives him the time of day or not is another story.

Vanessa filed for divorce from Kobe last weekend, but people close to the family say his two daughters, ages 8 and 5, are playing a major role in his bid to reconcile.

Kobe is said to be "deeply depressed" over the situation and is very concerned about how his little girls will handle growing up in two separate households.

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Sounds nice and all, but Vanessa Bryant decided to pull the plug on the union after catching the NBA star in an extramarital affair, and it wasn't the first time.

Some have accused Vanessa of being a gold-digger, but they were married for 10 years - before Kobe was obscenely rich - and she stood by him in 2003.

That was when he was accused of raping a girl he cheated with. They toughed it out through that, but his current affair was apparently the last straw.

Bryant's family was unaware of Kobe's efforts but they hope he and Vanessa can find a way to get along in the future if only for the sake of the kids.

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At THG, we love celebrity gossip. We also love sports. And we especially love when the world of celebrity gossip collides with the world of sports.

Never is this more prevalent than on the NBA hardwood, and not solely due to the Kardashians! Therefore, with the season finally tipping off tomorrow, we present the definitive 2011-2012 season preview. Trust us, gossip lovers, there are more reasons why you should care than you may realize...

  • Lamar Odom on the Mavs
  • Kris Humphries on the Nets

BOSTON CELTICS   
Key losses: Glenn Davis, Jeff Green (heart surgery)
Key additions: Brandon Bass, Chris Wilcox
Key celebrity gossip related question: Can Rajon Rondo move on from the fact that President Obama dissed his shooting ability during a Boston-based fundraiser last year? (Really, this happened.)

NEW JERSEY NETS   
Key losses: Brook Lopez (broken foot), Travis Outlaw
Key additions: Jordan Williams (rookie), MarShon Brooks (rookie)
Key celebrity gossip related question: Will Kris Humphries attempt to void his contract after 72 days?

NEW YORK KNICKS 
Key losses: Chauncey Billups
Key additions: Tyson Chandler, Mike Bibby
Key celebrity gossip related question: Who will get more face time, Coach Mike D'Antoni or Carmelo Anthony's wife and Kim Kardashian's BFF, Lala Vasquez?

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS 
Key losses: Nikola Vucevic (Rookie)
Key additions: Antonio Daniels
Key celebrity gossip related question: Will the potential divorce between new partial owners Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith disrupt team chemistry?

TORONTO RAPTORS
Key losses: The approximately 50 that will stack up this season.
Key additions: Rasual Butler
Key celebrity gossip related question: Lacking a star point guard, will they give Canadian native and Celebrity All-Star Game MVP Justin Bieber a look?

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The holidays always bring out the crazy, but this is absurd.

A version of Nike's Air Jordan 11 Retro Concord shoe went on sale at midnight, with crowds lining up at stores across the country before they were even open.

An early crowd in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, outside D.C., had to dispersed by police this morning after chaos and unruliness ensued, authorities said.

Air Jordans

In Loudoun County, Virginia, more than 250 people gathered in a parking lot at the Dulles Town Center Mall because of advertised sales starting at 3 p.m.

Some managed to enter the mall before it opened, authorities said, overwhelming deputies and mall security and prompting frantic calls for assistance.

No arrests were made, though one woman suffered a leg injury and a pickpocketing was reported. Tickets for entry were later distributed by lottery.

In Annapolis, mall security requested police assistance around 5:30 a.m. Friday when an impatient crowd grew to over 500 people, according to reports.

In Indianapolis, a store’s door was torn off its hinges, while an Atlanta crowd also knocked down doors, and police had to pepper spray Seattle mall-goers.

Hey. This is a once-in-a-lifetime basketball shoe. Burns from pepper spray heal eventually, but there will never be another MJ. Just think about that.

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Rapper 50 Cent, never one to be accused of family friendly entertainment, saw half of his performance bleeped out, but still rocked the house on The X Factor finale.

Astro may not be the inaugural X Factor winner, but the young rapper did make his way onto the finale, rapping alongside Fiddy. That's a feat in and of itself!

Also, L.A. Lakers guard Derek Fisher introduced Mr. Cent, his good friend, and other Lakers - Matt Barnes and Steve Blake - also made it up on stage somehow.

We can't explain it either. Just watch the performance below.

In case the censoring rendered it all unclear, 50 performed his latest single "Wait Until Tonight" followed by his 2003 smash hit, "In Da Club," featuring Astro.

The kid's got game ... unlike Barnes, Blake and Fisher, who just waved their arms a lot ... with Kobe Bryant hurt, maybe they're getting in shape to play extra minutes?