Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard BLAST Noah Lyles for questioning NBA teams’ ‘world champion’ claim

NBA superstars Kevin Durant and Damian Lillard slam Noah Lyles over his doubts about the legitimacy of the NBA Champions.

Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard BLAST Noah Lyles for questioning NBA teams’ ‘world champion’ claim

Kevin Durant (L- SI), Noah Lyles (C- CNN), Damian Lillard (R- AP)

The NBA has established itself as the best basketball league in the world by a mile. While many players who have played in other leagues, like the Euroleague, have showcased their talents in the league, they are few and far between. It is mostly dominated by players who primarily have North American heritage.


Players from the USA are particularly more dominant than those from any other country. LeBron James, Michael Jordan, and Kobe Bryant all hailed from the US. These players have also shown their dominance in international events, as the US team has won 16 Olympic golds in the sport and dominates the best teams at the FIBA World Cup, even after sending a team of young emerging players.

Recently, US track and field athlete Noah Lyles called out the illegitimacy of the ‘World Champion’ title and how the teams that win the NBA Finals should not be called World Champions. In response, many NBA superstars replied to Noah’s comments. For example, Kevin Durant replied, “somebody help this brother,” implying how foolish Noah’s statement was, while Damian Lillard replied, “Tf😂😂,” highlighting how far-fetched the statement was.

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Noah Lyles calls out the illegitimacy of NBA “World Champions”

Noah Lyles calls out the title of “world champions” given to NBA Champions
Nikola Jokic with the Finals MVP trophy (R),Noah Lyles (L)

Noah Lyles, a recent multiple gold medalist in the ongoing World Championship in Budapest, criticized the “World Champion” label for NBA victors. He argued that since they didn’t compete against the world’s best and the NBA is a national league, the title isn’t appropriate. Noah has won three medals for the United States in the World Championship in 100m and 200m races.

Noah inquired about the legitimacy of the “World Champion” title awarded to the NBA Finals winner. He questioned the authenticity of the title by asking which world they are being champions of. While expressing his fondness for the United States, he emphasized that the world encompasses more than just the United States. Consequently, he expressed his skepticism about the accuracy of the title.

I have to watch the NBA Finals, and they have ‘world champion’ on their head. World champion of what?” After winning the 200-meter sprint, Lyles said in his post-race press conference, “The United States? Don’t get me wrong. I love the U.S. at times, but that ain’t the world. That is not the world.”

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