The Kardashians and Sports
On Wednesday, Kim Kardashian announced that she is engaged to her boyfriend of six months, New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries (inset). In honor of the happy couple, here is a closer look at the sometimes intersecting worlds of the Kardashian family and sports.
Before he became a part of the Kardashian clan, Bruce Jenner was a track and field star, capturing a gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics. He quickly became a celebrity, appearing on the cover of Wheaties and guest starring in a movie with The Village People.
In this SI photo shoot, Jenner shows off his guitar skills as his two dogs relax beside him.
Muhammad Ali and Bruce Jenner
Muhammad Ali receives a friendly jab from Bruce Jenner during the third annual Muhammad Ali Invitational Indoor Track and Field meet in Long Beach, Calif. Jenner worked as an announcer for the event.
Jenner officially became a member of the Kardashian family in April 1991 when he married Kris. In this photo, Jenner poses with (from left) Khloe, Kourtney, Kris, Robert and Kim Kardashian.
O.J. Simpson and Robert Kardashian
Before Jenner married Kris, the patriarch of the family was Robert Kardashian, who earned fame for being a part of O.J. Simpson's defense team. He passed away in 2003.
Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush
Kim attends a party in Beverly Hills with then-boyfriend Reggie Bush. The couple dated on and off for nearly three years.
Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian
Kim, Kourtney and Khloe throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to a Dodgers-Nationals game in Los Angeles.
Roger Federer, Florent Serra and Kim Kardashian
Kim poses with Roger Federer and Florent Serra before their match at the Sony Ericsson Open at Key Biscayne, Fla.
Boston Celtics Fans
Boston fans taunt Lamar Odom by wearing masks of his wife, Khloe Kardashian, during Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
An aerial view of the Kim Kardashian Fragrance-sponsored car driven by Mike Bliss at the Shelby American Sprint Cup Series in Las Vegas.
Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner
Kim checks her blackberry after joining Kris for a couple of laps during the IZOD Two-Seat Ride Along session at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian
New Orleans running back Reggie Bush gets a kiss from Kim after the Saints defeated the Colts 31-17 in Super Bowl XLIV in Miami.
Kim Kardashian and Knicks City Dancers
Kim poses with the Knicks City Dancers before a Houston-New York game at Madison Square Garden.
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian
Lamar Odom celebrates with his wife, Khloe, during the Los Angeles Lakers Championship Parade in June 2010.
Miles Austin and Kim Kardashian
After her split with Reggie Bush, Kim briefly dated Dallas Cowboys receiver Miles Austin. In this photo, the couple attend Serena Williams' Pre-ESPYs House Party in California.
Bruce Jenner spoofs the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality show on the set of a Tropicana commercial.
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian
In April 2011, E! launched a reality show called Khloe and Lamar , which followed the life of the Lakers forward and his celebrity wife.
Robert Kardashian and Justin Bieber
Robert Kardashian and Justin Bieber play at the 2011 BBVA NBA All-Star Celebrity Game in Los Angeles.
Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian, LaLa Vasquez, and Carmelo Anthony
Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian, LaLa Vasquez, and Carmelo Anthony attend 'A Very Melo Brunch' on Feb. 20, 2011, in West Hollywood, Calif.
Kim Kardashian and Clutch
Kim gets heckled by Clutch, the mascot of the Houston Rockets, during a game between the Nets and Rockets.
Kris Humphries and girlfriend Kim Kardashian
According to reports, Kris popped the question on at Kim's house in Beverly Hills, where he was waiting in the bedroom with "Will You Marry Me?" written in rose petals. She said "Yes." No date has been set for the wedding.