I Know Everything - Chapter 526
Chapter 526: Let’s first take down the teammates!
Many people from the Lakers went to China for the preseason games, almost all of them.
Actually, they were very familiar with Chen Huan since they played together for two games.
However, they haven’t seen each other for almost the entire season and Chen Huan was Chinese. Many black brothers couldn’t tell an Asian from another.
So everyone was pondering for a while.
Those terrifying memories flooded back again when they saw Chen Huan practicing his three pointers.
Wasn’t this the godly Chinese Boy?
The first to recognize Chen Huan was D’Angelo Russell.
“Chen, is that you?” Russell rushed forward and greeted with a smile, “You’re finally here!”
Russell was completely amazed by Chen Huan’s performance during the pre-season.
Although he was only 19 years old last year and just joined the NBA as the second pick, he was jealous and envious when he saw how great the 17 years old played.
But it was different now.
After an entire season to better himself, Russell averaged 13.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.3 a̲s̲s̲ists and 1.2 steals per game, which made him a rising star.
Under those circumstances, he felt that he improved a lot compared to Chen Huan, who hadn’t played professionally for an entire season, and may be able to crush Chen Huan now.
For his past dread and admiration, Russell felt he should get rid of his inner demon and defeat Chen Huan to let him know who the best rookie in the NBA was.
So after a few words, Russell challenged Chen Huan, “Chen, shall we play a game? An one-on-one game, to see how much you’ve approved since last year!”
This black bro was naturally bad at concealing his intention.
Chen Huan obviously saw through him.
But this also happened to be what Chen Huan wanted to do.
Kobe and Iverson told him yesterday that Russell was the fourth best scorer on the team.
Only Kobe, Iverson and last year’s Best Sixth Man Louis Williams were ahead of him.
However, Williams was 29 years old with seven or eight hundred games under his belt while it was Russell’s first season.
So this wasn’t a rookie only the Lakers were hopeful for but also a player that had been praised repeatedly.
If Chen Huan could subdue him, the other players would naturally be more disciplined toward him.
Otherwise any random person would jump out and contest him, which would be detrimental to Chen Huan integration into the team.
Thoughts flashed in Chen Huan’s mind before he handed the ball to Russell, “Five points, you get the ball first.”
Russell took the ball and went back to the center of the court along with Chen Huan.
At this moment, people came over to look and stood just around the court.
Kobe and Iverson already informed them whether they remembered Chen Huan or not.
They felt enthusiastic when they remembered Chen Huan’s godlike performance during the pre-season and wanted to see whether this newly rising Chinese boy would continue his great performance.
The Lakers would feel more confident moving forward if he was still in his pre-season form!
However, most of the players thought that Chen Huan wouldn’t be able to do it.
After all, he didn’t play for the entire season and even Jordan would feel rusty!
However, their mouth was left hanging the next moment.
Russell dribbled the ball and wanted to do a crossover to bypa̲s̲s̲ him but this trick he used very skillfully during the actual game ended up with Chen Huan stealing the ball when he switched sides.
It wasn’t slapping the ball away but directly taken away!
Russell was left in a limbo as he already took a step forward before noticing the ball wasn’t in his hands anymore.
Turning his head in shock, he saw Chen Huan holding the ball with one hand and shrugging at him.
It wasn’t only Russell as people also suddenly exclaimed nearby.
Chen Huan moved too fast, so fast they couldn’t see clearly what he did!
Their eyes were focused completely on the beautiful crossover by Russell and completely didn’t see the actions of Chen Huan who was defending him.
But if he lost it, he lost it, Russell could do nothing but acknowledge that even if he wasn’t aware how he did.
When it was his turn to defend, Russell became more careful and attentive as he eyes looked like bullseye.
But Chen Huan didn’t pay attention to that at all as he just dribbled forward and moved like lightning. He already blew by Russell before Russell’s hands could catch him and went to the basket.
Russell gave up after taking two steps.
He couldn’t do anything even if he didn’t give up.
Because he reached the paint in just two steps and jumped up high.
Chen Huan dunked the ball windmill style and ended the possession.
Several players clapped.
They could only describe Chen Huan’s strength as still being there!
And the image of the young but unparalleled young man resurfaced in their mind once again.
Of course, Russell didn’t submit yet.
But the next four possessions, none of them could be dribbled for more than one meter away from Chen Huan before being all stolen by him, which left Russell so terrified that he thought he was in hell.
Even the last possession where he dribbled the ball with his back to Chen Huan and didn’t even plan to turn around to blow by him, Chen Huan still stole the ball away and that confused him so much that he couldn’t make out the tail from head.
With his frustration, Russell certainly failed to defend against Chen Huan from scoring as Chen Huan dunked three times and made two three pointers to let everyone know of his superior skills.
Looking at the dejected Russell, Kobe smiled and said, “Roy, go play defense on Chen Huan.”
The team’s starting center and almost their only center, Roy Hibbert, got on the court eagerly.
The results turned out to be even worse.
The Lakers team saw an even more terrifying scene.
Roy Hibbert got crushed down all the way to the inner circle by Chen Huan who pushed him effortlessly. Hibbert even went all out and tried to push Chen Huan back with two hands but he still couldn’t change the fact he was being pushed down as if was skating on ice.
After being pushed down a full distance of ten meters until it was below the basket, Chen Huan jumped up and dunked the ball into the hoop.
Hibbert was sweating profusely at that moment and was so tired he put out his tongue and gasped for air. Then he just sat his a̲s̲s̲ down and didn’t want to get up anymore.
Everyone sucked in a breath.
Even Iverson and Kobe didn’t expect this to happen.
Chen Huan had crushed Iverson yesterday but how could a 183cm man compared to a 218cm big man that weighed 244kg?
What a beast!
Even Howard, who was in the Houston Rockets, wouldn’t be able to push Hibbert around like that!
This was like a running angry bull!
Who else in the NBA could stop such a powerful man?
A loud voice was suddenly heard along with clapping noise.
Everyone looked back and saw it was from the coach Byron Scott.
At that moment, his black seemed to glow with light with his arms trembling in excitement.
He was worried about the playoff and the physical condition of Kobe and Iverson couldn’t keep up but here came the savior!
Look at the dexterity shown in his duel with Russell, at the accuracy of his dunk and at the strength shown to push around Hibbert, this m̲o̲t̲h̲e̲r̲f̲u̲c̲k̲e̲r̲ was just simply Lebron James at his peak!
Would he still be worried about not being able to go far in the playoffs with a player like that?
The goal now was at least going to the finals!
It was almost guaranteed!
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