08/29/2023 and at 15:17 CEST
Athlete Noah Lyles, winner of the Triple Crown in Budapest, reiterates that winning the NBA does not mean being a world champion
Important players in the American basketball league have already criticized him and made fun of his statements
A totally unexpected controversy fills the front page of the media and it’s the main topic of conversation in the United States. Can the term world champion be traced back to everything, even the best national competitions like the NBA?
For Noah Lyles, there are more than reasonable distinctions. The American athlete, winner of the Triple Crown (100m, 200m and 4x100m relay) at the recent World Athletics Championships in Budapest, believes that winning the NBA is not the same as winning the world title.
For Lyles, whom many are already comparing to Usain Bolt, The World Gold win, on the other hand, is said to be the best in the world: “Almost all the countries here are fighting, thriving and waving their flag to show they’re represented.”“.
However, winning the American Basketball League means nothing. “You know what hurts me the most? I have to watch the NBA Finals and they have ‘world champions’ on their mind. world champion of what? Americas? Don’t get me wrong, I love America, I love America. times.” , but that’s not the world… This is not the world, we are the world. “There are no flags in the NBA,” he said after winning the 200-meter dash.
Lyles’ statements were not well received by the NBA players. Major stars of the competition have already mocked and criticized him hard on social media. “Someone should help this brother,” wrote Kevin Durant, who won the ring twice, also won three Olympic gold medals and was the 2010 World Championship MVP, which he won with the United States.
It was another who didn’t miss out either Aaron Gordon, this year’s NBA champion with the Denver Nuggets: “I’d smoke 200 yards anyway.” It seems Olympic values like humility have taken a backseat to some in basketball immersed in fame and money.