I Know Everything - Chapter 534
Chapter 534: Rising Genius.
The Blazers obviously didn’t solve their shortcomings.
Or more precisely, they didn’t know how to.
So the second half was the same as the first half and they got beaten senseless by Chen Huan.
By the end of the third quarter, the score was 112:77 and they trailed by 35 points.
Under such circumstances, Chen Huan didn’t need to play in the fourth quarter at all.
At the end of the third quarter, Chen Huan did a beautiful mid-range shot while Lillard tried to contest the shot by also jumping but he could helplessly watch Chen Huan get two points at the buzzer.
What made him irritated the most was Chen Huan already scored 47 points and broke the record of 43 points from Chamberlain for the debut game but Chen Huan still didn’t show any expression of joy.
Chen Huan’s eyes didn’t linger even a second on him and treated him like air.
If it weren’t for Lillard’s self-control, he would have casted all caution to the wind and punched Chen Huan.
As the sound of the third quarter ended, everyone knew that the fourth quarter would enter garbage time and it was ahead of what everyone thought.
It wasn’t only Lillard but McCollum and Crabbe were also spiritually broken by Chen Huan and no longer had their great aspirations anymore.
They saw Chen Huan sit down in the fourth quarter and took a book out instead of watching the game, it broke their spirit a bit further.
Motherfucker, do you have to be so disrespectful?
The game wasn’t over yet!
Does your mother know how arrogant you are!?
Their mental collapsed and the Blazers had no chance to come back from their deficit.
The score ended at 133:109 for the first game between the Lakers and the Blazers in the playoff.
The Blazers unexpectedly lost to the Lakers with a gap of 24 points.
This was really beyond what people thought would happen.
Even the most optimistic fans of the Lakers predicted that it would be Kobe and Iverson giving their all by relying on their experience and sheer determination to overcome this young squad.
Instead, Kobe and Iverson used this game to increase their match sharpness and the two of them had a combined minute of 50. They didn’t even play the second half!
The player in the limelight was obviously Chen Huan.
Kobe and Iverson handed over the control of the game to them.
This was an incredibly bold decision.
Because Chen Huan was a rookie who never played a game in the NBA.
And it was a rookie who was being mocked and under a lot of pressure.
Normally, it would be normal for him to play ten minutes and adapt to the rhythm of the playoff. It would already be enough if he had a good shot, assists etc…
Otherwise he may have a mental breakdown if the pressure was too much.
But Kobe and Iverson didn’t do so and Chen Huan even dominated the game.
They let Chen Huan score, control the ball and impose his rhythm.
Chen Huan could disrupt the Blazers offense and defense whether it was their main players or bench players on the court and make them unable to play their game plan.
At the same time, he made it easy for his teammates to play on the offensive and defensive end.
So the team did well whether it was the main players or bench players and the Blazers never got a lead in the game.
Then the Lakers got a big victory at the game.
Chen Huan scored 47 points, had 21 assists, 13 rebounds, 29 steals and 19 blocks.
The rookie got a triple double, and it was all insane stats.
Jordan had only 16 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds in his first game.
Chen Huan was already more than twice his.
Not to mention that Chen Huan got a quintuple double and he also scored higher than Chamberlain’s 43 points, becoming the best debut ever.
Of course, people wouldn’t say that Chen Huan surpassed Jordan.
But based on this game, Chen Huan was far better in his first game in the NBA than Jordan in his first game.
Everyone who watched the first game of the playoff between the Lakers and the Blazers would remember for a long time what Chen Huan did on the court.
(TLN: I love how the author didn’t mention the fact he also broke the record for steals and blocks as if it was some common shit, smh this author.)
The Blazers’ coach Stotts was holding his head as he said in distress, “You’re asking me why he’s so good? How would I know? How can he be so good? Maybe he’s taking drugs?”
A reporter immediately followed and said, “Coach Stotts, the results from the random drug testing just came out and said that Chen Huan’s is perfectly normal.”
Coach Stotts could only bitterly laugh at this, “Actually, I also know that it’s very unlikely for him to take drugs in order to play better since nobody can avoid being tested! I’m just wondering how this great rookie got so good? How did Kobe discover him? Why couldn’t our team get him?”
“Then do you think that this is the stop for the Blazers in this playoffs?” A reporter asked.
“We obviously won’t give up!” Stotts quickly said, “Although it will be 100 time harder than what we thought, we will do our best to win!… Thank you, time for me to go…”
He was afraid he would end up punching the reporters.
He was already down but they still wanted to rile him up and declare publicly that he had given up!?
The Lakers coach Byron Scott was very happy.
This was a coach that had won 3 rings as a player who was replying with a big laugh, “Yeah! On the next day after he came to Los Angeles, we all saw his extraordinary basketball prowess!”
“He trashed everyone in the team in 1v1 except Kobe and Iverson! And he wasn’t even tired at all! I knew at that time that we Lakers got a great player!”
“Then why didn’t you mention it before? Was it to surprise the Blazers with it?” A reporter asked.
“Of course not, we needed to work more and we didn’t know how Chen Huan would have performed in a professional game so we were prudent.” Byron Scott said righteously.
The reporters nearby scoffed.
Full of hot air!
If you weren’t confident, why would you start him on the first game and let him give the first possession!?
They even let Chen Huan be the main ball handler!
They were obviously digging a hole for the Blazers to jump!
Actually, the reporters really misunderstood Byron.
His plans for this game was to have Chen Huan adapt himself to the game and have him support Kobe and Iverson.
However, Chen Huan gave a godlike performance as soon as he went up to the court so he could only have the other players adjust.
After seeing it, giving him more touch wasn’t bad.
They won the first game without much effort!
Things were also interesting in the players’ interview.
Lillard had a bitter smile on the camera as he said, “We underestimated Chen Huan, which is a big factor in our loss. I have to say that the incident at the beginning of the game also affected our game plan.”
He was talking about Aminu being sent flying and got two ribs broken.
However, the interviewer deliberately misinterpreted that, “Are you talking about how Chen Huan blew by three players in just 2.8 seconds and made a good basket?”
Lillard was taken aback but he was an honest man so he replied, “Yeah, that was a great possession!”
He would also give his best next game so Chen Huan wouldn’t be able to impose his rhythm that easily.
“Damian, I also noticed you seemed to be dissatisfied whenever you looked at Chen Huan, why is that?” A reporter asked.
“I think he is a little disrespectful to his opponents.” Lillard frowned, “Didn’t you notice? He’s always cold and nonchalant when he plays. He doesn’t show any anger, happiness or any other emotion at all whenever he makes a basket… At first, I thought he was just acting cool but then he was like that the entire game.”
The reporters quickly took notes.
“Lillard is angry at Chen Huan for being too cold…”
“Lillard thinks that Chen Huan is looking down on others…”
“Lillard said that if Chen Huan does this next time, he won’t spare him!”
Fortunately, Lillard didn’t know what they were writing or he would strangle them to death.
Everyone wanted to interview Chen Huan but Chen Huan quickly went to the locker room as soon as the whistle was blown for the end of the game.
No reporter could stop him.
But a pretty girl in a black jacket ran up to him and directly gave him a hug while loudly saying something to him.
Chen Huan was obviously a little shocked by it but Miley Cyrus didn’t care about it as she excitedly hung up on him and seemed to have appreciated a lot of what Chen Huan did on the court.
The DJ put this scene on the big screen in the arena, which caused the people to cheer and whistle.
Only then Chen Huan pushed the passionate woman away and fled before the reporters came while looking a bit embarrassed.
Since they couldn’t get Chen Huan, they could only go to the top star of the Lakers Kobe and interview him.
Kobe generally had a good time and he was in a very good mood so he was very cooperative with them.
“Chen Huan? Yeah, I love him! He’s my boy!”
“Where did I find him? Haha, it’s like Michael except Michael failed in making him stay while I succeeded!”
“What kind of player is he? He’s obviously a genius! He’s ten time better than my 17 years old self! I believe he will surpass Michael as long as he continues playing!”
“Why isn’t he taking any interview? Maybe he’s shy? After all, he’s still a high school student!”
Kobe’s happy laugh spread through Chinese’s screens.
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