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Old 11-12-2009, 05:32 AM   #1
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Default Why do they call the Lakers world champions?

They didn't win the world championships.
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:34 AM   #2
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They didn't win the world championships.

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Old 11-12-2009, 05:37 AM   #3
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They didn't win the world championships.

America is a country that got their most popular musicians together in the 1980's and sang "We Are the World".
Yes, I know it was for charity, I'm just messing around.
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:40 AM   #4
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America is a country that got their most popular musicians together in the 1980's and sang "We Are the World".
Yes, I know it was for charity, I'm just messing around.

second verse was "we are the children"

so I give them a pass for getting it right afterward.
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:43 AM   #5
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Default Re: Why do they call the Lakers world champions?

The champions of the National Basketball Association have always been called World champs. It fails.
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:43 AM   #6
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second verse was "we are the children"

so I give them a pass for getting it right afterward.

repped.. ohw wait
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:47 AM   #7
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second verse was "we are the children"

so I give them a pass for getting it right afterward.

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Old 11-12-2009, 07:43 AM   #8
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Default Re: Why do they call the Lakers world champions?

It has been like this for years...I don't agree w/ it but there's nothing we can do about it
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:04 AM   #9
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Default Re: Why do they call the Lakers world champions?

If you're the champions in the best league in the world, you're the world champions. Every year we have 2-3 threads about this.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:13 AM   #10
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Default Re: Why do they call the Lakers world champions?

Its arrogance, plain and simple. Just because NBA is the best league doesnt make it the "World", like Brasil soccer champions arent called the World champions either Its not like in the real World championship Olympics, NBA superstars havent been whipped, thats what sometimes happens when you play against the real competition from all over the... World
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Default Re: Why do they call the Lakers world champions?

I agree that it is the best league in the world but how come the "Redeem" team only beat Australia by 2 points and just got over the top of Spain because of some heroics by Kobe. Their ego's were too high, similar to that of the American media thinking that everything they do is better than everyone else.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:40 AM   #12
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I agree that it is the best league in the world but how come the "Redeem" team only beat Australia by 2 points and just got over the top of Spain because of some heroics by Kobe. Their ego's were too high, similar to that of the American media thinking that everything they do is better than everyone else.

Thats just the American Ego...definately the best league but they dont play with teams from other parts of the world.

I call it the NBA title..the world championships happen when the world plays...but each country to its own...America has always been in denial that its no longer a super power considering it currently has a debt of over 550 billion....

ah well time to go to war and get some more oil...i hear theres oil in canada.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:51 AM   #13
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Default Re: Why do they call the Lakers world champions?

Basketball started here, and the league started here, and we call that leagues champion the world champion. Should we stop because other countries also play ball?

When there is one team in one leagues ANYWHERE in the world that could be mildly competitive with NBA teams give me a call and we'll revisit this. UNtil then it's just stupid.

And that some of you start bashing America from this topic is ridiculous. DAMN AMERICANS CALL THEIR CHAMPION WORLD CHAMPION! WHAT ABOUT THE SLOVAKIAN CHAMPION? THEY HAVENT BEATEN THEM!!

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Basketball started here, and the league started here, and we call that leagues champion the world champion. Should we stop because other countries also play ball?

When there is one team in one leagues ANYWHERE in the world that could be mildly competitive with NBA teams give me a call and we'll revisit this. UNtil then it's just stupid.

And that some of you start bashing America from this topic is ridiculous. DAMN AMERICANS CALL THEIR CHAMPION WORLD CHAMPION! WHAT ABOUT THE SLOVAKIAN CHAMPION? THEY HAVENT BEATEN THEM!!

Morons...



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