Former New York Knick Danilo Gallinari Was Kim Kardashian’s 1st Choice For New Boyfriend

Not surprised that this story has come out. It’s being alleged that Kim Kardashian and her “people” were casting for the role of her New York boyfriend to spice up the first season of her and that’s the real story behind she and Kris Humphries link up. But there’s MORE, Kris wasn’t her first choice (I mean OBVIOUSLY), former Knicks/current Nuggets cutie Danilo Gallinari was, check out the deets:

According to our source, both E! [the network that televises Kim’s reality show] and Kim were interested in having her date a big New York athlete for the debut season of Kourtney & Kim Take New York, and the Knicks were their first choice. (The show, which first aired in January 2011, begins its second season next month.) [Danilo] Gallinari — then 22 to Kim’s 30 — was told that such a move would be good for his career and that he would garner lots of media exposure. Gallinari declined, saying he would be happy to meet Kim but wasn’t interested in dating or being a reality-show star.

Hot AND smart. Danilo was also linked to actress Michelle Trachtenberg at one point (although he said those rumors were untrue) So it’s not unusual that he may have been in Kimmy cakes cross hairs.

But back to Kris, word is that he’s tiring of the cameras being a constant presence and is threatening not to appear on the next season of Keeping up with the Kardashians. Oh well, Kourtney & Kim Take New York premiers soon and we know he’s on there.