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Kris Humphries Announces Retirement In Heartfelt Post

Kris Humphries of the Nets.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 25: Kris Humphries #43 of the Brooklyn Nets celebrates two points in the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Barclays Center on November 25, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

After spending over a decade in the NBA, Kris Humphries is ready to embrace the next chapter of his life. The veteran forward went on social media to announce his retirement in a heartfelt post.

Humphries didn't just say goodbye to the game of basketball, he revealed all the important factors in his life. One of the more shocking revelations is that swimming was his real passion during his youth.

"Back in the day, I used to crush Phelps. Lochte, too. Name an Olympic swimmer, and when we were 10 years old, I probably smoked them. That’s how good I was. I was so good in the water that it was actually kind of boring," Humphries said in his article for The Players' Tribune. 

An unfortunate result in a 200 freestyle ultimately turned Humphries from the pool to the hardwood. Even though his time in the NBA won't be as memorable as other players set to retire like Dwyane Wade, he did put together a solid career.

The best season for Humphries came back with the Nets in 2012. He averaged 13.8 points and 11 rebounds per game during that year.

Not only did Humphries take the time to thank those that inspired him during his career, but he also wanted to clarify that he doesn't want to be remembered as "That Guy."

Humphries addresses the pressure and unfair moments that came with the territory of being on television with the Kardashians. While some people actually remember him for that instead of his playing career, the Minnesota native thanks every fan in his article recognize him as a basketball player.

Congratulations to Humphries on his tenure in the NBA, and best of luck in all his future endeavors.