Credit: Splash News Photo: Danilo Gallinari Lunches With the New York Knicks on October 10, 2010

Kim Kardashian insists that she’s super happy in her two-month-old marriage to NBA free agent Kris Humphries. But was Kris her first choice? Wetpaint Entertainment broke the news that Kim Kardashian had her producer friends at E! approach another baller before Kris: an Italian stallion by the name of Danilo Gallinari. Danilo gracefully declined the opportunity, hence the Kimmy K / K. Hump pairing.

So who is this dude that turned Kim down? Danilo Gallinari is a giant (6’10”) Italian 23-year-old now under contract with the Denver Nuggets. (He is currently playing for Olimpia Milano in Italy during the NBA lockout.) When Kim had her eye on Danilo, he was a small forward for the New York Knicks, who drafted him back in 2008. Our source says both Kim and E! were interested in the idea of Kim dating a NY Knicks player during Season 1 of Kourtney and Kim Take New York. Obvs, Danilo’s current Colorado living sitch isn’t exactly Kim Kardashian’s idea of a fairytale.

Would Danilo have made a better match for Kim than Kris Humphries, who famously did not get off to a good start with Kim’s tight family? From the looks of his Twitter account, all signs point to yes. This is one happy-go-lucky boy, whose main interests include Nintendo games, teasing his friends, hanging out with his big Italian family, and playing ball.

Maybe it’s not too late to husband swap?

Source: Twitter

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