I Know Everything - Chapter 604
Chapter 604: Bet.
8 pm in Ohio, Quicken Loans Arena, the home of the Cleveland Cavaliers, there were many people there.
The Quicken Loans Arena could normally accommodate 21k people but 25k people were seated now.
The many temporary seats added crowded the Arena.
They actually could increase it another 2k seats but due to safety reasons, they only increased it to 125% attendance.
This was where the start of the 2015-2016 NBA finals would be.
The price soared to an unbelievable level.
The cheapest seat cost 2k USD while the highest went as far as 100k USD!
Exactly, it was just that expensive.
This was approved by the NBA.
This wasn’t the case only in the Finals as the price rose several times when two strong teams played each other.
The more important the game was, the more expensive the tickets price was set by the teams and arena so thus more revenue.
Compared to big TV deals, the revenue from the stadium wasn’t the most but it was a big supplement to it.
For example, the New York Knicks tickets were always among the most expensive so that was why they earned the most.
Cleveland was a small city so if they didn’t take this opportunity to make money, how could they be worthy of the last few years investment?
The NBA was a business as they didn’t care that more people could see the game as long as profit was maximized, this was always their first priority.
It was like in 1996 when MJ first came back, each seat cost at least 1000 dollars and people were bidding for it.
1000 dollars ten years ago was definitely worth around 2000 dollars now.
The salary of the NBA back then was much lower with Reggie Miller at only 9 million while Duncan Robinson was at 12.3 million.
Except MJ who received 30 million and did not count in the luxury tax since it was a special occasion approved by President Stern, the other superstars didn’t earn that much.
What about now?
The current league had star level earning 20 million and each team had one or two superstars earning 30 million per year.
Even with the inflation, it was still more expensive back then than now.
Moreover, MJ was a regular season game while this was the final!
This matters aside.
There were a lot of rich people in the country and there were only 25k seats.
The better the seats, the more the scalpers would raise the price.
The two or three seats behind Chen Huan were the most valuable as the tickets were 200k for one but no one was able to buy it.
Because those seats had been booked by Chen Huan long ago as he even personally called Lebron James to arrange this. Lebron obviously would do the favor for him so how could those seats be sold away?
Chen Huan went to sit after practice so he could rest and the two women behind started to give him a massage as usual.
Zhang Yaya was nearby and very unhappy with that.
She snorted but those two big celebrities ignored her.
They didn’t pay attention to her.
If she wanted Elizabeth and Miley’s attention, it should be at least someone at Wang Zhen’s level sitting there, right?
How could they feel threatened by a little girl?
Zhang Yaya felt for the first time angry for not growing an adult body but there was nothing she could do.
She could only talk to Chen Huan then, “Hey, Chen Huan, do you feel confident about this game?”
“I am.” Chen Huan replied with eyes closed as he was resting.
“Wow, the one you’re facing is Lebron James, can you really do it?” Zhang Yaya stuck her tongue.
She didn’t care about basketball and only recently learned some basketball knowledge such as Lebron being the best player in the last ten years.
“Not a problem.” Chen Huan was still very calm.
“Chen Huan, don’t speak a language we don’t understand, speak in English!” Miley Cyrus showed her dissatisfaction and started to press on Chen Huan’s shoulder vigorously.
Actually, this type of massage felt better.
Chen Huan laughed and recounted to her what he and Zhang Yaya talked about.
Miley nodded tersely as she listened and then she smiled and would wink at someone in her opposite with an arrogant expression.
This ended up angering a woman at her opposite.
That person directly rushed over.
Chen Huan could hear people start to shout and get louder as his eyes were still closed.
The one who shouted the most was someone called ‘Rihanna’.
Chen Huan even smelled a strong perfume.
Then he heard a nice voice.
He opened his eyes and saw there was a tall and beautiful woman standing in front of him.
This was the Empress of Ludong!
Chen Huan remembered the nickname given to her by her fans and couldn’t help but smile.
Rihanna’s tone relaxed as she saw Chen Huan smile, “What were you talking about just now?”
“Chen Huan said he’s going to trash Lebron today!” Miley spoke first.
Chen Huan sighed as he patted her hands, “Don’t make any trouble.”
Facing Rihanna’s angry gaze, he explained, “She was just joking, I was saying that I’m not afraid of anyone and I’m in my best condition to beat Lebron.”
The same thing said by Chen Huan would get a different reaction.
Rihanna definitely believed Chen Huan’s words over the crazy girl.
She gave Miley a stare before she said to Chen Huan, “You’re a great boy and I love seeing you play but you can’t win against Lebron, today you’ll know who is the best player in the world!”
Rihanna was a hardcore Lebron fan.
She would follow Lebron no matter which team he was going to.
On the court, she wasn’t the empress anymore but just a fan of Lebron.
However, Rihanna’s words offended Elizabeth.
Although the two weren’t on the same level, Elizabeth wasn’t afraid of her, “You’re wrong! Chen Huan is obviously the best player in the world! Lebron can’t be better than him!”
“Haha, it’s just that he never faced Lebron before.” Rihanna had a confident smile, “Just wait and see! We will have our answers after this game!”
“Then, what are you going to do if you’re wrong?” Miley suddenly asked, “Wanna bet?”
“What’s the bet?” Rihanna wasn’t afraid of this little singer.
“If you lose, write a song lauding Chen Huan!” Miley said, “And if I lose, I’ll write a song lauding Lebron!”
“We have different status but I believe Lebron will win so I’ll take the bet.” Rihanna thought for a bit, “I’ll make you admit your loss and for Chen Huan to admit his loss.”
Chen Huan said helplessly, “You two, how come I don’t have any right to speak on a bet related to me?”
Rihanna and Miley blew up in laughter after hearing him.
“Chen Huan, you’re a funny kid and completely different from when you’re on the court.” Rihanna laughed and gave him a hug, “Alright now! Although you can’t beat Lebron, the NBA will be yours after he retires!”
“Ptuh! It’s already his!” Miley yelled confidently.
Rihanna didn’t argue with and instead went back to her seat with a smile. She talked with her friends and the three women laughed at Chen Huan’s direction.
The camera was on them.
The reporters loved situations like that.
Everyone had a curious look and wanted to know what they talked about.
Miley was always bold so there was nothing surprising.
However, Rihanna just smiled and didn’t say much before hugging Chen Huan. It was big news!
Could it be Lebron’s hardcore fan Rihanna betrayed him after meeting the Chinese teenager?
Was she trying to steal Miley’s man?
Anyway the reporters could write many different stories.
Didn’t the viewers love drama like that?
They were really grateful to Chen Huan for making so many stories outside of basketball!
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