I Know Everything - Chapter 616
Chapter 616: The Influential Chen Huan.
Wang Zhen and Zhang Yaya turned into beautiful secretaries.
They wrote down the offers received by NBA teams to play in the next playoffs one by one before handing it to Chen Huan.
Chen Huan actually already made up his mind to never play again so he didn’t want to look at those useless offers.
However, the two girls were very excited and kept handing them to Chen Huan so he had to take a look.
Short term contract couldn’t play in the playoffs according to the NBA regulations.
So those offers were like the one the Lakers made last year and he would occupy one of fifteen spots in the team.
Since it wasn’t a long term contract but a one year contract that played only in the playoffs, the offers weren’t very different from each other.
The highest offer was the Miami Heat as they offered 50 million just to play in the playoffs and the villa with the private beach was still there.
Only god knew whether the Heat’s Boss couldn’t sell the villa away so offered it to Chen Huan every time.
Even if each series had 7 games, it would be 28 games at most.
It would be like 2 million dollars for each game, it was indeed an unprecedented offer.
The Clippers, Blazers, Lakers and Spurs all offered 30 million.
Those contracts were generous with no string attached when signing it.
Chen Huan actually earned 8 million dollars through bonus this playoff and if they added the one million base salary and another five million bonus from Little Buss, he total income from the NBA was 14 million dollars.
This was equivalent to a year’s salary for a starter.
Of course, 14 million dollars for a superstar like Chen Huan was a bargain.
It was no wonder people said the Lakers pick was a steal.
However, the Lakers’ luck didn’t continue as Kobe and Iverson’s persuasion had no effect.
Kobe and Iverson’s contract extension were almost done.
Kobe signed a three year 78 million dollars contract.
This was definitely the last contract for Kobe.
Iverson signed a two year 37 million dollars contract and this was also his last.
The hard work from these two this year was a huge reason why the Lakers could make it to the playoffs and looking at how they played in the finals, the Lakers believed they could still play well for another two years.
Kobe himself also felt he could play for a few more years with the decoction.
He loved basketball so he obviously would play more if he could.
Iverson realized his wish but he still needed to secure his retirement so the two years 37 million dollars was quite good.
He also has the decoction, which could ensure he would be in a competitive state for two years.
Chen Huan was still happy to give ‘happy ending’ to his two good friends.
But playing with them for another two years was definitely a no.
To him, the attraction to play in the NBA couldn’t contend against having Shui Qianyu, Han Dong’er, Bu Yiyi, Wang Zhen, Zhang Yaya around him.
It didn’t matter how much money there was. Life would become tiring if one sought too much from it.
He actually didn’t even want to accept Adidas’ lifetime contract.
However, he saw Adidas didn’t mind that he would leave the NBA and actually had long-term plans for him. They also wouldn’t lose out on this so he kindly accepted the Germans’ money.
The lifetime contract they gave Chen Huan was even better than the previous one.
They would give 30 million dollars to him each year for ten years and the years after that he would receive 5 million dollars plus 5% of their annual sale and they would make the difference if it wasn’t more than 10 million dollars per year.
It was 20 million dollars at the beginning but the crazy sales number made them increase the offer.
Adidas was really great now.
The Fermat’s Theorem Limited edition shirt with 2 million pieces sold out in an hour.
It was now worth 150 dollars in resale.
After Chen Huan declared he wouldn’t play in the NBA again, it rose to 200 dollars, double the original price!
Apart from the limited edition, Chen Huan’s T-shirt had sold 20 million copies!
Adidas also announced that the third batch would be expected on June 20th and the fourth batch would be on July 10th and that after this year, this particularly memorable Chen Huan’s T-shirt wouldn’t be sold again.
This year Chen Huan created a miracle in the NBA so the people were obviously excited for it and loved it.
Not to mention Chen Huan wouldn’t play in the NBA anymore, wouldn’t this become a collectible?
They couldn’t get the Fermat’s Theorem limited edition but if they couldn’t even get this regular one, they would be too behind the time!
So everyone was readying themselves to buy those items as soon as they came up as it would be great if they could wear it or keep it as a collection.
These people didn’t know that the third batch had 10 million shirts and it was the same for the fourth batch.
Adidas would have 2 billion in turnover if they sold it all!
They would sell 40 million shirts over two months for 2 billion dollars and it would be 2.3 billion if they added the limited edition shirts!
This was the power from a genius!
There was no other person as impressive as Chen Huan in the world so the two t-shirts made by Adidas were very valuable.
Adidas almost earned back the cost of Chen Huan’s lifetime contract with the 2.3 billion in sales from those shirts.
They also made bolder plans about the Chen Huan’s sneakers release due to those t-shirts sales.
They asked Chen Huan to shoot three different advertisements so they could advertise in multiple countries and sell the sneakers.
Just like now, Adidas said that those advertisements would be airing in an hour in developed countries like Japan, Korea and China.
Adidas had prepared 5 million sneakers and were the same type but according to different colors or additional features or special models, the price range were from 99 to 199 dollars.
It would raise to 700 million dollars in sales if the five million sneakers were sold out.
This was another incredible number!
The best player in the league, Lebron James, had around 300 million dollars’ worth of sales per year while Kobe was around 120 million dollars.
If Chen Huan could achieve that, he would become the best sneaker sponsor in the league!
Chen Huan thought that Adidas was too ambitious to actually want double the money made by Lebron.
But Adidas was fully confident in Chen Huan.
They had prepared 2 million pairs of sneakers before the finals but after Chen Huan smashed the basket twice in a row in the finals, they increased it to 5 millions.
With such a unique basketball player like Chen Huan and being a commemorative sneaker, it was impossible for it to not sell well!
If everything went to plan, Adidas planned to launch Chen Huan basketball sneakers every year.
It didn’t matter that he didn’t play as long as he showed his influence during advertisements.
The sales wouldn’t be bad as long as the commercial was well done!
Easily one or two pairs of sneakers sold!
And absolutely no one would dare to say that Chen Huan just showing off in a commercial but actually couldn’t play!
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