I Know Everything - Chapter 523
Chapter 523: Chen Huan is here!
The weather and air in California was great during April.
The blue sky and white clouds there were always something Chen Huan loved.
Chen Huan even heard that the air in California was considered one of the worst in the US so he had a hard time imagining what was considered good.
The exit door at the airport was filled with people.
There weren’t many people who came to pick up people and most of them were there because Kobe and Iverson were there.
As superstars in basketball, their popularity and influence surpassed the border of basketball and sports.
American loved entertainment but especially sports.
People just have to look at how much money the sports stars could make in the top five sports of the country to know how much the people spent on sports.
As two of the greatest NBA superstars in the past two decades, Kobe and Iverson influenced a lot of young American childhood.
Not to mention they were both the pride of the Lakers this season.
Without the two veterans’ great plays, the Lakers definitely would be a bottom barrel team this season.
Take the last few games as an example, it was announced that Kobe and Iverson would rest at the end of March and would at the same time prepare for the playoffs so it was the rest of the starting players and the bench.
But then the four games were lost.
As the third place team in the West and fourth in the league, they lost to the New York Knicks, who were ranked 13th in the East Conference, by 22 points, could you believe that?
Everyone could see from that how weakened the Lakers were without Kobe and Iverson.
During that half a month, Kobe and Iverson treated the little injuries they accumulated through the season and also trained arduously.
The two rarely appeared in public and whenever they did, they were either seen in a basketball court or walking into a sport medical center.
Now they suddenly saw them there so the starved reporters were naturally excited.
Many people came to the place shortly after they contacted each other.
There were a lot of questions about the playoffs.
They key point was whether the two could lead the Lakers to the Western Conference Finals or all the way.
But neither Kobe nor Iverson answered them and the bodyguards separated everyone.
However, when some little fans came for an autograph, they would smile and accept.
“Who is coming that would make them come in person?” A reporter said curiously while standing not far away.
“I also can’t think of anyone. It is reasonable to assume that with their personality, they generally wouldn’t leave their training to come here to pick someone up.” Another sports journalist was also puzzled.
“Who cares? Who do you know after seeing it?” There were some that already had an idea.
They didn’t have to wait long.
Half an hour later, a large group of arriving passengers came out.
The reporters could see that Kobe and Iverson stopped chatting and were surveying the exit.
They looked at the arriving flight and saw that one was from China while the other one was from Europe.
The reporters were even more puzzled.
Until Chen Huan came out alone and saw Kobe and Iverson giving him bear hugs.
Kobe and Iverson also showed him bright smiles!?
Those reporters thought they were seeing ghosts.
But they didn’t forget to press the shutter or start recording.
Kobe and Iverson treated the reporters as if they weren’t there. After the hug, they took Chen Huan’s suitcase and backpack before walking out of there.
Let alone the dumbfounded reporters, even the people nearby were stunned.
What’s going on?
It wasn’t a big shot from any country!
Why was Kobe and Iverson serving as porter to him?
And still be so happy?
Who was this young man from the East?
A moment later when the car containing the three drove away, a reporter finally remembered.
“Fuck! Isn’t this Chen Huan?” He face palmed and said.
“Chen Huan? Who’s that?” Another reporter asked.
“I don’t know?”
That reporter wasn’t stupid, why would he share his intel?
Was it them who made him money or the viewers?
After some thought, that reporter went to a corner and connected the camera to his laptop he carried with him and sent the pictures to his companies before calling the editor-in-chief.
After a short moment, the pictures he took were published on a certain sports website.
It also came with an eye-catching title.
“The man Kobe and Iverson have been waiting for finally arrived?!”
The bottom included a description about Chen Huan’s contract and Kobe and Iverson’s evaluation on Chen Huan’s ability and so on.
They even took footage of last year’s pre-season game to show Chen Huan’s strength.
The news itself wasn’t that big but the headline and pictures showed the importance Kobe and Iverson attached to Chen Huan.
Idiots could even see the importance of Chen Huan.
Kobe and Iverson were known for their weird antics and wouldn’t bother at all for something else since they were preparing for the playoffs.
But those two big men, who nobody saw, came out of their close-door training to come to the airport and pick up Chen Huan together, what did it mean?
Those from the US would definitely complain about it and it was even more unscrupulous.
“Don’t lie to me! Are Kobe and Iverson going mental? How can they pin their hopes on that Chinese dude!?”
“And that Chinese guy didn’t even play a professional game once!”
“This is crazy! Where did their confidence come from? He only signed a contract for the playoff too! Does he think he’s the king of the playoffs?”
“I think this is a type of promotion? Maybe the Lakers are having commercial cooperation with China?”
“Probably, China is getting richer and richer now so it’s inevitable for Kobe and Iverson to be swayed by money since they’re older now!”
“It’s over! This is probably the last season for Kobe and Iverson. If they make it out of the first round and get eliminated by the San Antonio Spurs, they won’t be able to muster the strength to run it back again. Are we witnessing the end of two superstars from the league?”
“It’s a trap! How can the Lakers let their two superstars do something so stupid!?”
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