I Know Everything - Chapter 605
Chapter 605: Respecting you is to defeat you.
The resting time was soon over.
The starting players from both teams walked up when they saw the ref walking to the center with the ball.
Seeing there were still a few minutes left, Chen Huan walked toward Lebron.
Lebron, who was stretching his ankles and wrists, was surprised by Chen Huan’s approach.
The game was about to start, what was he trying to do?
Although Chen Huan asked him to get the tickets, their relationship was still not that of two good friends.
He just admired Chen Huan’s skills and regarded as a tough opponent on his road to the championship.
He could feel a hint of fierceness from Chen Huan under his delicate face.
However, Chen Huan didn’t do anything but stretch his hand for a handshake.
Lebron let out a sigh of relief at that and shook his hand.
“James, you’re the player that I respect the most.” Chen Huan shook his hands, “With the effort you put on the court and your dedication to charity, you’re my idol!”
The Nearby Irving, “!?”
His eyes widened.
He never heard that Chen Huan was a fan of Lebron.
Lebron himself didn’t expect Chen Huan to say this and quickly replied politely, “I’m just doing what I should do…You’re very good and much better than when I was young! The future belongs to you!”
Chen Huan smiled.
He wasn’t complimenting his opponent but just expressing his feelings from two lives.
Why didn’t Nike give a lifetime contract to Kobe but gave it to Lebron?
And Lebron was the only player with a lifetime contract with Nike.
Of course, MJ would have one if he didn’t already have Air Jordan.
The most important reason for them to give him a lifetime contract was that Lebron had a good image as he not only did charity but was also a very good family man, he was a public figure with almost no weakness.
Him being Chen Huan’s idols wasn’t only because of this.
But because of what happened that year, that idiot from the Rockets started talking nonsense and only a few people in the NBA stood up for them and Lebron was one of them.
With just that, Chen Huan was a Lebron fan for life.
Lebron certainly didn’t expect Chen Huan to say that.
Lebron obviously felt great that the rising star and NBA’s strongest guy personally told him that he was his idol.
This was the happiness of being acknowledged.
He grinned and patted Chen Huan’s shoulder as he said, “Chen, I’m honored.”
“But although you’re my idol, I want to defeat you today. This is my greatest form of respect for you.” Chen Huan said to him with a smile.
Lebron also got serious and said, “No worries, I’ll give my all and we’ll see who can win.”
Chen Huan said before going back.
Kobe was further away and didn’t hear what they were talking about and only saw them talking and laughing.
So the Black Mamba was a bit worried, “Why were you talking to him? Are you going to join up with him next year?”
“How is that possible?” Chen Huan laughed, “If I’m going to play, it’s going with you and Allen, we are the closest teammate!”
“That’s more like it.” Kobe was satisfied by the answers and said, “You should really think about playing another year! How about only playing in the playoff if it’s really impossible? It’s only two months of playing, that’s easy!”
“I have many things to do, I don’t have the time.” Chen Huan lightly said, “The referee is here, concentrate on the game!”
Kobe shook his head helplessly as he looked at referee Karl Lane standing in the middle of the court.
“Boys, I’m happy to oversee this game and hope that you all will give your all to make this a great game!” Karl said with a smile, “Don’t try any foul play. I’ll be very strict and I assure you that you don’t want to see me whistle!”
Karl was polite but he was a smiling tiger as he was known for being a very strict referee.
The league chose him to be the referee and sent a clear message, they didn’t want this game to be a foul fiesta.
This also reflected the ability of a ref to control the game.
From his previous regular season and playoff games, Karl Lane’s ability was quite good and that was why he was sent to oversee the finals.
It was worth mentioning that the 39 years old Cavaliers head coach Tyron Lue was previously a Lakers player.
Tyron Lue was traded to the Lakers at the draft and happened to be on the team during the two combo superstars so won two championships with them.
Although he was only a bench player, he was lucky and won 2 championships, this was a stellar beginning and the envy of many people.
So he was one of Kobe’s teammates.
Now, he was coaching an NBA team while Kobe was still playing.
One could see how persistent Kobe was.
The jump ball would be contested by Hibbert and Mozgov.
Hibbert, who was younger and more athletic, was obviously better.
He immediately pushed the ball toward his own half.
Chen Huan ran forward and saw Lebron coming to him.
Barkley, as the commentator, exclaimed, “Is Lebron lowering himself and personally defending Chen Huan?”
“This is smart!” Reggie Miller repeatedly nodded, “If Chen Huan and Lebron don’t match, he would lose out since he doesn’t have the magical touch for three pointers and also can’t match in defensive impact!”
“The Lakers’ biggest weapon can only be restrained if he guards Chen Huan! The rest will depend on the veterans on the Lakers and whether they can withstand the impact of the young players from the Cavs such as Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love!”
As the two spoke, Chen Huan got the ball and Lebron was a step slower but he still blocked Chen Huan’s path and reached his hand to slap the ball away.
How could Chen Huan let him do as he wished?
He turned around and pushed Lebron with his back. He then took the chance that Lebron was out of balance to leave him out with a spin.
When Lebron got his balance back and wanted to catch up to Chen Huan, it was already too late.
He could only watch as Chen Huan knocked Love out of the way and dunked the ball into the hoop.
“Nicely done Chen Huan!” Zhang Yaya immediately stood up and cheered.
She watched the games on TV before and it was completely different from watching it live.
This type of faceoff was simply too exciting!
There were around 10k fans cheering with Zhang Yaya.
However, there were still more Cavaliers fans in the arena.
It wasn’t that Lakers or Chen Huan’s fans were reluctant to pay for it but the Cavaliers fans already bought it in advance.
If the tickets weren’t that expensive, the Lakers fans wouldn’t be able to get more than 5k tickets.
But ten thousand people cheering was enough to shake the arena.
Lebron bit his lips as he watched the overwhelming support.
This game won’t be easy.
But Lebron didn’t give up.
JR smith was the one who was bringing the ball up and at the logo he was facing against Kobe’s defence. A few more steps forward later, he passed the ball to Kyrie.
Chen Huan hurriedly rushed to guard Kyrie.
Kyrie was unexpectedly not panicked by that and after noticing he couldn’t shake out Chen Huan, he fake dribbled but actually threw the ball toward the rim.
What’s going on?
Was this a random shot?
While everyone was shocked, Iverson yelled, “Careful!”
Standing under the basket, Hibbert was in amazement as a big figure rose into the air and caught the ball cleanly before slamming the ball into the basket.
The basket shook violently.
The score instantly tied.
Lebron James came down from the air and roared loudly.
A great dunk and his roar immediately set the Cavaliers alight as they screamed even louder than the Lakers fan.
Honestly, Lebron’s dunk was better than Chen Huan’s.
Whether it was Kyrie’s pass or Lebron catching the ball in the air, it reflected the team work of the two superstars as well as the athletics of Lebron.
It was nothing weird that fans cheered loudly for it whether it was in front of the TV or in the arena.
While the fans were loudly cheering, the sound from Good Lord came.
“The system noticed that the host’s idol is fully motivated and that the Cavaliers’ morale skyrocketed but this still cannot be a reason for the host to lose!”
“The system issues the following mission, the host must use the fastest way to suppress the arrogance of the Cavaliers and defeat them!”
“The host should know what to do as long as the host isn’t stupid. The system prepared a very generous gift for this!
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