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Chapter 8: Chapter 8: The Blur..

The game will begin at three-thirty in the afternoon, then after is a NBA game in the evening. The NCAA game is not important as NBA game coz this is the Lakers home, a three-peat champion from 2000-2002.

In California area, UCLA Bruins are more popular than the Caltech Beavers. Although both are excellent universities in U.S., Caltech's academic level is higher but UCLA's basketball in better. Therefore the sound of cheering will be much louder for UCLA than Caltech.

This makes Jayson unhappy due to after the visit in Lakers locker room when Kobe Bryant signed his basketball and asked.

"What are you doing to my ball? This is the lucky ball my sister gave!" Jayson widened his eyes and look at Kobe Bryant.

This made Kobe Bryant stunned and paralyze. He's not good at dealing this embarrassing moment, so he pretend and walk away.

"Yah!!..." Jayson was following behind and needs explanation from him.

Then he heard his teammate calling him: "Jay..., Jayson we need to go to the venue to train"

"Hey Coach Olivia!!" pointing at Kobe Bryant and said: This guy is uncivilized; I didn't give my consent to sign my basketball. This lucky ball was given to me by my sister and Avril" Jayson said.

"Okay, I'll wipe it for you so hurry up and start practice". Coach Olivia replied.

"It must be clean! I don't want my sister to nagged and twist my ears because of someone's rudeness." Jayson said loudly.

Kobe was sitting inside while listening to the conversations of the two. He felt depressed and embarrassed for the first time that he's been rejected. His mood is messed up by this matter for a while.

At the start, the Bruins have the advantage both offensive and defensive side. Their playing style has already matured from Mr. John Wooden era it made. After half the first quarter, the offensive play was 1-4, Jordan Farmar was at the top of the three point line and four other are waiting inside in a straight line. The position was rapidly changed as soon as Jordan Farmar made a breakthrough the free-throw area; they're all skilled and quick in executing their play.

While the Beavers system was isn't mature and Coach Olivia just took over less than two seasons. The gap of the two in terms of basketball knowledge is too big and UCLA big man are over two meters can easily get rebounds and Beavers center Traviss Haussler is only six feet seven inches and too soft.

Jayson even saw a blonde girl holding a cardboard in the UCLA fan area on the sidelines is: "Traviss, you're softer than my chest"

This makes Jayson start staring at the blonde girl's chest and wants to know how soft it is than Traviss.

In the last nine minute of the first quarter, Coach Olivia called a time out and makes some changes. The Bruins had already have led by 13 big points with 41:28 and they already made changes in defensive deployment but the result was slaughter.

Now that Jason Kapono and Jordan Farmar are back on court and Matthew is being drag to a huge maze. This consumes Matthew energy both on offense and defense, if only he have helper in scoring and defending Jason Kapono and Jordan Farmar.

Coach Olivia called him: "Jason, I will give at least five minutes, you must not lose more point and contain both Jason Kapono and Jordan Farmar, you understand?"

"Yes, I get it coach" Jayson nodded, at this time he was very excited that he finally got the chance to play. Then Coach Olivia gave him a couple of dribble drives play to break the inside of Bruins, then make Matthew vacant to shoot.

However, he felt that the current situation is not good enough to make a comeback; he couldn't say it out loud the solution is a popular tactic that he vaguely remembers. Luckily, he wrote it on the record book and the time out has ended.

When the fans of Beavers saw Jayson the court, they thought it was garbage time already. This frustration turn into noise with UCLA cheers and this misunderstanding is opposite effect on Jayson thought that will be welcome so he raise his hand and wave over to them.


"New mission has been made"

"Host make a comeback, score and assist "

"The reward completed for a comeback is five, one for scoring and one also for each assist of host" System said.

"I accept the mission" Jayson replied.

He gathers his teammates and said: "Listen, all of you must follow me, Bruins center can't run in fast so must use our speed, and we have to form two-three defenses and run on offense"

"But coach's tactical play isn't written like this..."Traviss Haussler said

"You just have to follow me and run a fast break away, don't worry about those tactics" Jayson replied, he was lazy to explain the whole thing.

The referee blew his whistle and Daniel pass the ball to Jayson, as he received the ball and shouted...: "RUN!!"

He rushes to the frontcourt, while Jordan Farmar wants to say some trash-talk but he didn't give a chance. The forward motion is like a lighting strike and Jordan Farmar hasn't time to put some defensive posture and Jayson suddenly blow his defense. He just saw that Jayson's no. thirteen jersey got to three-point line so fast.

When he reaches the three-point line, a Bruins player hurriedly tried to defend him. Coach Olivia seeing that Jayson couldn't stop his track, she closed her eyes and expected the collision of the two. She opens her eyes and that Matthew was hanging above the rim of the Bruins.

"What happen just now?" Coach Olivia asks.

"Jayson completed a wonderful pass to Matthew under the Bruins player's, and then he made a dunk in the unguarded restricted area." Han Bin replied.

Coach Olivia interrupted him: "Okay, let see what happen on the screen"

She looks up at the big screen above, it playing back the play... Jayson was like lighting at Bruins power forward and everyone thought that he'll be hit and knocked down by the bigger player.

But before he was about to hit, he turned-over himself and made a bounce pass to Matthew who just arrive in the restricted area and finish it with a one handed dunk.

This is a well-crafted, very accurate and wonderful assist, there was a name in Coach Olivia is Jason Williams.

The Sacramento Kings' point guard is also a spectacular and dazzling passer. Shaquille O'Neal has the same idea, who's now lying in the treatment room of the Staples Center. He's enjoying the services of the therapist together with Karl Malone, Gary Peyton and Kobe Bryant.

There's a big TV set in it and the game screen of UCLA vs. Caltech is played on TV.

"This kid is very creative." Shaquille O'Neal keeps patting his thigh at the moment of the pass and said to Karl Malone: It's similar to the King's point guard."

Karl Malone is a very serious guy and just nodded

" His body is too thin and you have no legs to run like that." Gary Peyton smiled and teased Malone.

Kobe was indifferent when he saw the scene just now, he still has mood swings because of this guy's ball he signed an hour ago but got rejected in the process instead.

UCLA made a quick counter-attack and Jordan Farmar tried to single play Jayson to get back to the game but missed the rim. Daniel immediately rebound and passes it to Jayson.

He took ball and run the team to the Bruins court. Coach Olivia looking at Jayson like mad Bull rushing and can't help but admire this hard-working player. She felt that something is wrong... she didn't draw this on the tactic board. A three pointer made her mind.

Jayson was quick and fast attack in the frontcourt and passed the ball toTraviss Haussler who's vacant in the left corner three...

He took the ball and shooted. "Swoosh"

As an inside big man Traviss useless against UCLA but he has a good three-point shooting.

"Hey kid, do you dare to talk to me one-one?" Jayson heard an awkward voice.

Jayson isn't stupid to waste time to this guy. As a result Jordan Farmar is even angrier.

"Ryan, this guy is your assignment so finish him" Jayson said to Ryan Elmquist, who does excitedly go to Jordan Farmar.

As Jordan speed up, their took later to get into the restricted area and he pass to Jason Kapono made a jumper from three-point country but failed to go in. Even though his facing a weak and thin Jayson, he's unsuccessful to make progress. So he ran to the referee to appeal.

Jayson is already ran into the free throw area, he jump high and shoot... "Swoosh"

At this time, Shery is sitting on the side can no longer hold back but jump and shout: Look, that's my brother scored, hey why don't you applause?

Sherry is actually trying the UCLA fans to cheer for Jayson which is their enemy, Avril pull her down and said softly" Shery, calm down, they're all Bruins fans..."

However, "Speed A+, Possession ability A, Passing A, Bounce S+... His excellent passing, court awareness, top speed and monster leaping ability becomes a Blur in his opponents vision " A scout who came to investigate Matthew quickly made a temporary file for Jayson.

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