There has been much discussion in recent weeks about the words of Noah Lyles, track and field champion who criticized the NBA for the title of “World Champions” awarded to whoever wins the championship. In Lyles’ idea, such a title is misplaced since only about 30 teams compete in the NBA, all of them American or Canadian. For these words of his, the athlete was attacked by several NBA players such as Kevin Durant and Devin Booker, as well as rapper Drake. Lyles had responded to the latter after the world flop of Team USA, which finished only fourth in the “real” World Cup. Now, however, he has been Andrea Bargnani, via his social media, to insert himself into the discussion by having his say on Noah Lyles’ words.
According to the Wizard, who in recent months has returned to being “seen” both live and, more importantly, on social media, it is clear that no one in the world could beat the NBA champion team in a best-of-7 series. But there is a but.
I followed Noah Lyles’ press conference and saw how it raised a big discussion. From my point of view, it is quite obvious that no club in the world could beat the NBA champion team in a best-of-7 series. Despite this, it is important to remember that self-proclaimed world champions without participating in a world competition is a lack of elegance. In this moment in history marked by a focus on political correctness and sensitivity on various issues, it is often more appropriate for such titles to be given by others.