Yeah, I'm sure Sabonis is pretty loaded. But, the fact is, the NBA champs are not the world champs. Does the fact that we SAY they are the world champs MEAN they are the world champs? No. Granted, the NBA attracts the best players from around the world and the Lakers would probably win an international tournament, but I don't think that other countries appreciate being told who the WORLD champions are, considering that the Lakers haven't played against any foreign teams.Originally posted by the_truth
Thats what I tought, but they are called the world champions, because they have the best basketball availabe, and all the great players come here. Like Sabonis, don't you think that he's got already so much money? And also don't you think that he has earned money while playing in Russia?
Well...next season let's just not play all the Lakers vs. Bulls games! We know who's gonna win, right? You play the games for a reason. It just so happens that the Bulls swept the Lakers this season.Originally posted by the_truth
As I said I think thats messed up too, but is there any country that could play vs an NBA TEAM??? Maybe a Wolrd Cup for Basketball woud help? Each nations winners go to a choosen country to represent their country.
I am from Europe, and I really tought its stupid that a team is called the world champs but don't play vs other internationl teams but WHO would be good enough to play against them? Whats the point in traveling to another country and just prove them wrong?
Baseball has the same thing- The world Championship!
But that doesn't bother me, I mean its just sports.