“Somebody help this brother” – Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard and other NBA stars together MOCK US sprinter Noah Lyles’ viral troll
NBA superstars fired shots at Noah Lyles over his comments regarding the league.
Kevin Durant (L- SI), Noah Lyles (C- CNN), Damian Lillard (R- AP)
The World Athletics Championship recently concluded in Budapest, with various athletes performing well for their nations. Among the champions was US sprinter Noah Lyles. Lyles bagged a hattrick of medals for his country, winning gold in the 100m, 200m, and 4×100 Men’s Relay. He was the star of the races during the athletics championship and hopes to repeat the same success at the upcoming Olympics in Paris next year.
Although Lyles brought much success to his nation, he came under fire from his fellow athletes back home, mostly NBA players. This is because, during an interview, Lyles expressed his distaste for the fact that the NBA declares its champions as “World Champions.” He stated, “World Champions of what? The United States? I love the US at times, but that ain’t the world.” He went on to add, “We have almost every country out here fighting, thriving, and putting on their flags. There ain’t no flags in the NBA.”
The statements made by Lyles got him a lot of attention and heat from NBA fans, especially players. Fans attempted to point out the flaws in his logic, arguing that the greatest talents from around the world play in the NBA. Various superstars of the league, from the likes of Nikola Jokic to Luka Doncic, are all of foreign nationality. NBA players, especially those from the US, didn’t take kindly to his comments and trolled him on social media.
Superstars such as Kevin Durant commented on a post related to the topic, saying, “Somebody help this brother.” Miami Heat star Bam Adebayo commented, “Lol, is someone going to tell him”. Draymond Green took a shot at Lyles’ intelligence, stating, “When being smart goes wrong.“ Various other NBA players took shots at Lyles, including Devin Booker.
Even though Lyles has caught flak from his home country’s teammates, he has done his nation proud. Lyles managed to accomplish the rare sprint double that was only previously done by Usain Bolt. Lyles is now a six-time world champion for the US.
Who is Noah Lyles?
Noah Lyles has recently been doing rounds around NBA media due to his controversial comments. Lyles is a 26-year-old track and field star hailing from Gainesville, Florida. He is an accomplished athlete in his own right, as he recently became a six-time world champion. Lyles is considered to be the next in line after superstar Usain Bolt. He will leave Budapest a six-time world champion, with three gold medals won in the Hungarian capital, after anchoring the U.S. team to men’s 4x100m relay gold.
Lyles, while participating in his first-ever Olympic games in Tokyo in 2020, managed to secure a bronze medal for the US. He aims to further increase his success and domination of the track in the upcoming 2024 Olympics in France, which he looks poised to do, looking at how he dominated the events in Budapest.
Lyles completed the elusive sprint double, winning the 100m and 200m events in dominant fashion. He then went on to anchor his team at the 4×100 m race. Coming into the last leg of the race, the teams looked evenly matched, with the gold up for grabs. Lyles put up a monstrous 19.52 seconds sprint, gapping the other runners and securing the gold for his team.
Lyles maintains various other hobbies besides his primary career. He dabbles in music, and loves to rap, along with having a passion for fashion. He loves to draw and has always been a natural athlete. His first love, in fact, was basketball. Lyles was also a gymnast during his school days. Lyles has also expressed his love for NBA superstar LeBron James and claims James to be his role model.
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