Noah Lyles Doubles Down on His NBA ‘World Champion’ Comments, Tells Drake to ‘Go Home’

Lyles added that he’s received messages from international NBA players and some football players who gave him advice about ignoring the criticisms. The most interesting thing he saw in the aftermath was Drake responding to his NBA world champion comments. 

“Just go home, buddy. Go home,” he said in response to the rapper.

After USA lost to Germany in the FIBA World Cup semifinals over the weekend, Lyles took to his X account (formerly Twitter) to troll the team for coming up short. In his since-deleted post, Lyles shared a screenshot of the 113-111 box score alongside an image of himself saying, “World champion of what?”

Team USA also lost 127-118 in the bronze medal match against Canada in an overtime game. Canada won their first major international medal in 87 years.