American superstar sprinter Noah Lyles is completely vindicated for his recent comments about the NBA after USA basketball lost to Germany on Friday morning. He was right!
Lyles won both the 100-meter and 200-meter events at the World Athletics Championship in Budapest last month. As a result, the 26-year-old dynamo is the undisputed fastest man in the world.
Lyles can claim that title because he beat the best sprinters from all across the globe. It was an international event in which international competitors competed against other international competitors.
That’s what the world championships are, right? Right.
Well, following his 1/2 double, Lyles set the record straight. He did not understand why the winners of non-international competitions call themselves “world champions” and specifically referenced the NBA.
Lyles’ comments ruffled a lot of feathers.
Even though Lyles infuriated the NBA community, his stance on “world champions” proved correct on Friday morning. USA basketball lost by two to Germany in the semifinals of the FIBA Basketball World Cup and will not play for a gold medal.
The Americans will not win the World Cup. That means that they will not be world champions …
… just like Noah Lyles said!
Is it fair to say that USA Basketball did not roll out the best-possible roster? Yes.
Does that take away from the fact that USA Basketball will not be the world champions? No.
The NBA champions are champions of the NBA. It has nothing to do with the rest of the world.
Lyles called it how it is and was completely exonerated from all outside hate after the Germany win.
There will still be NBA fans who choose to dismiss Lyles’ comments. They will be wrong.
Even Stephen A. Smith agrees.
Germany 113 — USA 111. Enough said!