knewcleardaze said:I didn't view this as a lame attempt. I think it's quite accurate. In America, they like to call it The World Series, yet it only involves teams from Major League Baseball. I don't believe any teams from other baseball playing nations qualify.
Same goes for the NBA World Championship. No teams from other basketball playing nations are eligible.
As to the Super Bowl,the winning team like to refer to themselves as World Champion Super Bowl winners. Though only teams from the NFL may compete for a chance to go to the Super Bowl.
I think it's just a case of semantics. With a touch of arrogance, as is widely perceived by other nations.
Well the NBA Championships has never been referred to as the "NBA World Championships". Actually its simply referred to as the "NBA Finals". No "World" designation is included.