I Know Everything - Chapter 539
Chapter 539: Self-imposed punishment!?
Those who watched the game talked everywhere about it and how lovely it was.
Some people even uploaded clips of it, which prompted many non-basketball fans to come watch.
They were all lamenting on how the Lakers were done this game no matter what the NBA decided next.
The Blazers two stars were still there and their main player Allen Crabbe as well so it wouldn’t matter if the other two players were replaced by random.
But it was different for the Lakers.
Chen Huan wasn’t only great on offense but also on defense.
His stats of 47 points, 21 assists, 13 rebounds, 26 steals and 19 blocks could be divided between two people with one leading the offense while the other leading the defense and still be top players.
Not to mention Chen Huan could play for the full 48 minutes. That great prowess alone could buff his own team by 10% while giving a 10% debuff to the opposition.
Now it was up to Kobe and Iverson to play.
But it ended up beyond what everyone expected.
After Chen Huan went down, Kobe and Iverson took over the game.
They dribbled past people, made shots, passed the ball around…from the start, they dominated the new superstars until they couldn’t tell north from south.
Kobe and Iverson had never been afraid of adversity as they directly faced Lillard and McCollum and never got outplayed.
Lillard and the team’s mentality was already affected.
No one would be indifferent after seeing their teammate being kicked and puking blood.
Or be indifferent after seeing a teammate being lifted off the ground like a little chicken and got almost choked to death.
Although Chen Huan had already been ejected, that oppressive atmosphere was still there.
The Blazers players were still shivering from that.
While it was the complete opposite for the Lakers.
It was fine if they couldn’t beat Chen Huan, it was fine after their failed attempt at the dirty play but they still had to make Chen Huan be ejected, how could the Lakers go easy on them?
At the end of the game, the Lakers won it 107:92.
It was 2:0 now.
Although everyone exclaimed at the two old veterans of the Lakers playing great, their attention was still to the players that weren’t on the court.
Plumlee had been taken to the hospital and the results of the examination came out.
It was nothing severe and passed out from the pain. However, his jaw broke and 5 of his teeth also broke so he had to recuperate for three months to recover.
Everyone was relieved after hearing that.
They learned how powerful Chen Huan was after seeing how he lifted Davis up with one hand.
Plumlee probably wouldn’t be able to keep his life if Chen Huan kicked with all of his strength.
Now that only his jaw broke, it proved that Chen Huan only subconsciously kicked and didn’t put any force behind it.
It proved that it was a normal reaction when he was losing balance.
Davis didn’t have any problem except some light bruises on his neck that would recover after a night.
Chen Huan also fell heavily to the ground so he was taken away by Kupchak who took him to the hospital for a checkup.
The result was that Chen Huan was as strong as a bull and wasn’t injured at all.
The people recalled the huge impact sound when Chen Huan fell to the ground and couldn’t help but think that Howard’s physical fitness was trash compared to Chen Huan!
Then the biggest problem came from this.
It was the fall out of the fight.
Before the punishment from the league came tomorrow, the Lakers struck preemptively.
The first one was the three time Oscars winner Nicholson who fired off.
He wrote on his Twitter, “I truly didn’t think that there are still such barbaric and crazy fouls like that! Plumlee really wanted to waste this young man Chen Huan! His terrible actions cannot be tolerated and he must be suspended for life and kicked out of the NBA! Davis, also a player who touched a player who may be injured like that was also cold hearted and evil in nature, he must also be suspended for 100 games!”
“As for Chen Huan, what did he do wrong? If I was him, I would go to the pass out Plumlee and kick him again! I would’ve smashed Davis to the ground, slam him at least five times!”
This Oscar winning actor was really hot headed and wanted to go for the kill right at the beginning!
Little Buss also spoke for the Lakers, “We will actively speak with the league and no matter from which angle the replay was, Chen Huan wasn’t at fault! He just lifted Davis and didn’t even strike him! And the result from Davis’ medical examination already came out, he just has some minor bruises, doesn’t this prove the restraint by Chen Huan?”
“So any punishment given to Chen Huan will be unacceptable to the Lakers, unacceptable to the hundreds of millions of Lakers around the world and the 1.5 billion Chinese people!”
Little Buss seemed to have grown up.
He knew how to give himself some advantage by using the 1.5 billion people to exert more pressure.
Kobe also made a joint state on his social media.
“I will still insist on the point that beating people is wrong but there are things you must do as a man!”
Iverson obviously said something more crude, “I don’t know but it seems that there’s people who don’t want us Lakers to win so they especially used those dirty moves! I can imagine that if the league doesn’t punish action like that, we will see something similar in the next round too! Is this fair?”
Miley Cyrus, who hugged Chen Huan, also crudely said, “Chen Huan did well! I didn’t go to the away game, otherwise I would have helped him by kicking their nuts!”
This lady was sure to be fierce.
The Chinese fans all fell in love with her at once.
Who knew how many Chinese left the message ‘Together’ under all her social media.
Most of the fans who watched it live or the clips mostly agreed with the Lakers.
Chen Huan obviously replicated after being provoked while the two Blazers players made disgusting actions.
Everyone advocated fairness.
They used dirty moves when they couldn’t win so it would be really shameful if they didn’t repent.
They had a good impression of Chen Huan on the contrary.
He didn’t snap even after being pushed so vilely and even let go of Davis, showing his kindness.
Everyone was sure that if Chen Huan wanted to fight Davis, even ten Davis would be pounded to the ground without a chance to struggle.
His action of single handedly lifting a big man was already regarded as a miracle by the people.
People in the US adored heroes such as Stallone or Schwarzenegger back in the 80s. they were the typical action hero and also the baddest guys in those 20 years.
Chen Huan’s appearance and strength with him not bullying the weak, wasn’t this a realistic template of an action hero?
The Portland Trail Blazers felt a bit depressed facing the public opinion.
They knew they were wrong but weren’t their two players already punished?
Besides, they also lost the game and were 2 games down!
If Chen Huan came back with impunity, would they even have a chance to come back?
Two of their starters already went down and an important bench player was also gone.
The Lakers would be intact!
Especially those two old plotters Kobe and Iverson!
They played so well and didn’t look like they were injured or tired at all, they were conserving their strength!
The Blazers would have no chance at all if the three of them joined force!
So the Blazers issued a statement urging the league to severely punish this malicious and violent behavior and it was best that all of them were banned for ten games. Their two players knew they were wrong and would make self-imposed punishment, so it was alright if they were suspended for 10 games.
The Blazers were immediately trashed by numerous people.
Plumlee was already out for the season and being banned for ten or twenty games would not affect him.
Davis was the one provoking it so he would at least get 3 games, 5 or 8 if it was harsher.
If Chen Huan was fined and suspended for 10 games, the Blazers would win big.
It would be totally worth it to trade their main bench player against the Lakers’ superstar!
The Blazers weren’t affected by all the scolding at all.
In order to win, morale was cast aside!
They just waited eagerly for the league to issue the sanctions and Chen Huan would be at least suspended for three games, right?
Kobe and Iverson were old now and even if they could have good games, could they do it three games in a row?
They would be too tired!
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