I Know Everything - Chapter 578
Chapter 578: Before the start.
The Golden State Warriors still ended up eliminating the Los Angeles Clippers 4:1 and advanced to the Western Conference Finals.
So the Los Angeles Lakers had 8 days of rest while the Warriors had 5 days.
Three days wasn’t too much or too few and was still an advantage to the Lakers.
The opinion from the pros on who would win this matchup was quite polarizing.
Famous Hall of Famers like O’Neal, Reggie Miller, David Robinson all felt that the Warriors would win and meet the Cavaliers in the Finals.
They gave their analysis in detail.
To players, tactics and head caches etc.. They all compared them one by one.
Their final conclusion was that the Lakers with Chen Huan may win 2 or even 3 games but the Warriors would definitely edge out due to their overall strength and Curry’s efficient performance.
After all, Curry improved this season compared to his last, averaging 30.1 points during the regular season, which was 5 points higher than Lebron.
Many people favored the Golden State Warriors defeating the Cavaliers this year in the finals.
Without Chen Huan, the Lakers would have basically been swept.
They could still put up a fight with Chen Huan but they would be eliminated by the Warriors in the end.
The take on those from the opposite side of the spectrum was quite interesting.
MJ joined forces with Barkley in support of the Lakers to eliminate the Warriors.
MJ actually didn’t like the Lakers due to various grievances they had in the past.
But he unexpectedly supported the Lakers this time.
Some more understanding netizens pointed something out,
“He just wants to prove that for once, he isn’t blind.”
“MJ could probably wash away his reputation of having shitty judgment and stop all the jokes on his eyesight with just Chen Huan alone.”
“However, he still failed to wash away his reputation of being stingy and maybe Chen Huan would’ve stayed on his team if he offered Chen Huan 1 million per season.”
“Ah, stop bringing it up, this is a shame that us Hornets’ fans have to bear for our entire life, we finally had a chance to get a super genius superstar but it was ruined by him.”
“Who would say otherwise? We are all feeling despair with an owner like that…”
Apart from mocking MJ, the people’s attitude was different toward Barkley.
“Don’t believe him! This f̲u̲c̲k̲i̲n̲g̲ fatty is quite eloquent but is very biased! He is a diehard fan of Chen Huan so must be showing his support to Chen Huan!”
“Right! He only said the Lakers would win because he loved Chen Huan!”
“Even if Chen Huan was there, can the rest of the Lakers beat the Warriors who are so good this year?”
“I think the Warriors will be able to win out even if they send an entire squad to defend against Chen Huan!”
“Trust me! Even if it’s going to be a hard battle, the Warriors will definitely win out in the end, don’t be fooled by that fatty!”
Barkley and MJ were feeling quite down.
The two oldies from the Lakers were also feeling down.
Because nobody mentioned them in those comments as if they weren’t even there.
This wasn’t surprising.
The two of them added together were almost 80 years old and it was simply too far-fetched for them to win the conference finals.
Based on their previous games, the people thought they would be able to play half a game at most.
Beside, Iverson had an injury on his nose and it was still a question whether he would be able to recover for the conference finals.
So the two former superstars wouldn’t be able to help Chen Huan much.
On the other side, Russell would be able to progress for the five years to come and should be a good side-kick.
So the two oldies of the Lakers were annoyed and vowed to give a heavy blow to the Warriors in ther Western Conference Finals.
It was under that tense atmosphere that the Western Conference Finals started on May 16th.
The first game would be played at the Staple Center, home of the Los Angeles Lakers.
The game hadn’t started yet but the cameramen were busy.
There were just too many celebrities.
Sports stars apart, there were celebrities from the music, films and fashion.
There was the former football superstar Beckham with his wife.
After Beckham retired, he basically never returned to the UK and stayed in the US as he frequently socialized with the Hollywood and New York fashion circles.
However, the handsome guy was indeed very handsome and in extension also very popular, which easily helped his wife’s business.
Sitting next to them was Little Leo and his new blonde girlfriend, Gosling also came with his good friend Stone.
Gosling and Stone finished filming ‘La La Land’ and it was rumored that it would be released around Christmas so the two of them had been promoting the movie to hype the movie in advance.
Of course, Nicholson wouldn’t miss this for the world, and sitting next to him was the famous rapper Snoop Dog, who was also a crazy Lakers fan who would insult the Lakers’ opposition on his social media.
Snoop Dog’s curse was really effective as the Lakers eliminated the tough opposition one after another and qualified into the Western Conference Finals. The fans were all impressed by him.
Snoop felt great and declared that Chen Huan would be his idol for the rest of his life.
Under Nicholson’s lead, he was able to shake hands and talk with Chen Huan as well as taking a picture. He was already 40 years old but acted like a primary schooler taking a picture with his idol.
Then, Snoop wrote a song for Chen Huan.
However, the song he sang was negatively received by the people and fans all over China. Many Chinese went to complain on his social media.
Because the both parties were hardcore fans of Chen Huan, the usually grumpy Snoop didn’t lash out and just said “Haha”.
Big fashion industry stars also came. The big demoness of the fashion industries just came with a few male and female models.
Her appearance was unexpected as it wasn’t known whether she liked sport or not.
However, she didn’t act weird at all as she laughed and talked with the celebrities next to her, completely different from her solemn self at work.
As Teacher Su from Pomelo said, “It’s like a gathering of celebrities.”
Before the players of both sides prepared themselves, O’Neal put on an unnumbered Lakers jersey and came on the court with a grinning.
Then he suddenly had an angry expression while looking around before taking a chair from the first row.
The clever viewers instantly exclaimed and knew what he was about to do.
Sure enough, O’Neal pulled the chair to the opposite side and tried to tear it forcibly.
His face flushed red as if he ate some spice before he finally pulled them apart with a roar.
A thunderous applause was heard from the stand.
Although O’Neal was still far away from Chen Huan since Chen Huan did it smoothly and without effort, he still managed to do it by putting his all and it wasn’t something that an ordinary person could do.
The fatty and smiling O’Neal held the two bit of chair up and accepted everyone’s praise before going back to his booth.
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