I Know Everything - Chapter 554
Chapter 554: Kindness and trap.
What was a madman?
Please look at Kobe!
Kobe called Chen Huan at 5am the next morning and then Chen Huan was forced to come to Kobe’s villa at 5:30am.
There was a strong smell of Chinese medicine from the kitchen of Kobe’s home right now.
Chen Huan saw several black maids standing in a corner tearing up.
Kobe increased their weekly salaries by 1,000 for just heating up the muscles and bones decoction.
Even so, they would go to the battlefield with clips on their nose and take turns.
However, Kobe and Iverson were already in love with the taste of it.
They comfortably drank two bottles of the decoction per day.
Their physical condition has recovered greatly compared to half a month ago.
Both their past injuries and vitality had been gradually recovered with the help of the decoction.
Although there were still more than ten days of treatment left, they felt they were more energized than the last time.
Obviously, there was never enough of having good stuff.
Kobe even asked Chen Huan if he could make them more so they could soak in the decoction every night.
Chen Huan just gave him the international gesture with his finger.
It was already exhausting to make the decoction and they wanted him to make two bathtubs worth of decoction?
Not to mention that the ingredient would need tens of millions of yuans, there would also not be enough ingredients and workforce.
Besides, it wasn’t necessary at all.
Good Lord already upgraded the muscle and bones decoction to the intermediate level so the effects were much better than the last one so it wouldn’t be a problem for the two months long playoff.
Right now, Kobe and Iverson just drank the decoction and were chatting at the dinner table.
Although they played a game yesterday, Kobe and Iverson only had two hours of rest more than usual.
They waited until it was 7am before setting out for the training facilities.
Chen Huan worked a lot last night so Kobe was being ‘considerate’ and gave him a day off.
Kobe still insisted on them having breakfast together and talking about the game.
Iverson didn’t mind as he wanted his first ring no matter how tiring and hard it would be.
Seeing Chen Huan coming, Kobe asked, “How did it go? What’s their offer?”
“I didn’t hear the offer.” Chen Huan honestly replied, “I told him that I won’t play basketball after this year.”
“Uh? You told him that you won’t play competitive anymore?” Kobe had a regretful expression, “What if this spreads out and everyone learns about this?”
“Even better, nobody would bother me then.”
Kobe and Iverson were speechless for a while.
People sought money, let alone a big sneaker deal, which was like a glorious achievement.
However, Chen Huan didn’t care about it at all.
“But your action won’t be good for the Lakers’ fans.” Iverson chipped in, “If they learn of that, you won’t have peace in the US anymore as they would all come to surround you and beg you to stay.”
“There’s also our teammates and if they learned you won’t be playing next season, it would affect their morale and maybe affect their work.” Kobe added.
Chen Huan thought about that last night.
“Watnard is a very ethical Germanic and he assured me this won’t be leaked out so it should be fine.” Chen Huan said.
“You should never trust businessmen even if they seem reliable.” Kobe advised from his own experience, “From now on if someone is asking about your future plan, you’ll just say you’re concentrating on the playoffs and you will think about it later…including sneakers deals, just drag it out! Talk to them when the finals are over.”
Chen Huan agreed.
Kobe’s plan was the best.
After the three of them had their breakfast and reviewed their game last night, Kobe and Iverson left home.
Kobe’s home wasn’t far from Chen Huan’s villa and it was only ten minutes’ walk.
So Chen Huan walked back.
Then he saw a thin and tall figure at the entrance of his house.
If he remembered correctly, Watnard wore the same clothes yesterday night.
The person’s head turned toward him when he heard the footstep and Chen Huan that it was indeed Watnard.
Watnard was obviously more energetic this time compared to the craziness last night.
“Good morning, Mr. Chen, you’re up early!” Watnard greeted.
“It’s only 7am, you’re the one being early.” Chen Huan said with a smile, “What… Can I do for you?”
“Right!” Watnard gave a serious nod and said, “On behalf of Adidas, I have very important matters to discuss with Mr. Chen!”
“Then please come inside.”
Since a guest came up to his door, it was naturally impossible for Chen Huan to talk to him outside.
He also poured him a glass of water as they sat on two opposite sofas.
Watnard handed a document to Chen Huan and said, “Please take a look at it, Mr. Chen!”
Chen Huan took it and laughed as soon as he saw the title, “Mr. Watnard, didn’t I say that I won’t be playing in the NBA after it’s done in June?”
“This hasn’t much to do with the NBA after June, please continue to read.” Watnard said with sincerity.
What is he trying to say?
Chen Huan was surprised and opened the files to reach them.
He was a bit shocked when Adidas was willing to offer him a five year contract for 100 million USD.
Then the contract would be renewed for another 5 years and 100 million USD if he won the NBA championship and Finals Most Valuable Player.
If he could prove Fermat’s Theorem, this would become a lifetime contract.
The offer would be higher than 20 million USD per year!
What was going on?
Did Adidas go crazy?
“Compared to a short sports career, what we value is Mr. Chen’s character and talent.” Watnard slowly explained to Chen Huan, “We know you’re very popular in China and a very famous young genius. With your talent, I don’t believe your life in the future will fade into obscurity.”
“Like this, Adidas and you will be bound together for a long time and we can share the various successes of your future growth and thus further promote and develop Adidas in China and around the world.”
“Moreover, we admire your dedication to charity and your upright character coincides with what Adidas is pursuing! I believe this cooperation is a win-win for both parties!”
Watnard was sure eloquent.
The contract length was the real big money.
Even if Chen Huan lived only to his 80’s, they would have to give Chen Huan 1.26 billion dollars in endorsement fee with the remaining 63 years.
What Chen Huan had to do in return was to participate in three ads per year and 5 or more on-site promotion and he couldn’t wear other sports products in public but would be provided products by Adidas.
All of which could be basically done in ten days.
It was like getting 2 million USD per day of work.
Faster than picking up money from the ground!
But Chen Huan felt he would be cheating if he signed this contract.
Because he would be publishing the proof of Fermat’s Theorem and hold a conference to explain in ten days at the latest.
One of the conditions would already be reached.
As for the championship and FMVP, Chen Huan had never thought of giving it to another person as the mission was given by the Good Lord and Chen Huan must complete it.
Adidas put those two conditions as a form of protection but the problem was Chen Huan could accomplish them easily.
Wouldn’t he be able to do nothing in the future and enjoy the annual income of 20 million dollars?
While Chen Huan was hesitating, the Good Lord came out.
“The host is actually hesitating when such a good thing comes to him? The host would immediately become one of the most valuable endorsement superstars in the world because of this contract with Adidas and gained widespread attention and love!”
“So the host shouldn’t refuse this blessing and must accept it!”
“The system will encourage the host to make a persistent effort to get more opportunities to become famous by giving good rewards!”
Chen Huan understood what the Good Lord meant.
Once Adidas announced that they signed Chen Huan at such a high price, it would surely trigger a lot of discussion and Chen Huan would become even more famous.
Chen Huan only played two games in total and he already won such a big contract that the others couldn’t even imagine it!
Like that, it was in line of gaining more exposure and was also in line of getting more attention just like how the Good Lord liked.
It really didn’t let any chance to expand the popularity go!
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