U.S. sprint sensation Noah Lyles secured three gold medals at the World Championships in Budapest.
Following his triumph in the 200-meter sprint, which came shortly after his victory in the 100-meter sprint, Lyles made a remark regarding the NBA champions.
“I have to watch the NBA Finals and they have world champion on their head. World champion of what?” Lyles said as laughter filled the press room. “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.
“We are the world. We have almost every country out here fighting, thriving, putting on their flag to show they are represented. There ain’t no flags in the NBA. We gotta do more. We gotta be presented to the world.”