RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Michael Phelps of the United States shakes hands with Ryan Lochte of the United States after winning the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

There's someone out there who was faster than Phelps and Lochte, but he isn't a swimmer


Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte have been dominating the pool for years now and it didn't come overnight. It came from years of hard work starting at a super young age. Well, when they were both just little tykes, there was definitely one swimmer better than both of them and you will not believe who it was.

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Forward for the Atlanta Hawks, Kris Humphries, is that man. He was a world-class swimmer at a young age, but actually quit swimming because he was too good at it. That's what he told People magazine in 2003 anyway:

"I was so good at a young age that I got a little burnt out," Humphries said. "I also grew up in the Michael Jordan era ... for me, I watched [basketball] and saw it as a challenge. It's hard to stay focused on something when you have a ton of success at a young age, so I picked up basketball a little later and rolled with that."

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There's even photographic proof of Humphries' dominance thanks to's KL Chouinard.

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How's that for dominance? Just remember that while Michael Phelps is winning a record number of Olympic medals, that could have easily been Kris Humphries. And who knows? It might have saved Humphries the trouble of getting hitched to a Kardashian too.



[h/t NBC Sports]