old skool wrote:It doesn't bother me at all.
It doesn't bother me that there is a World Cup in soccer, when there are thousands of soccer teams that are not eligible to compete.
Clearly the NBA Finals winner is the NBA league champion. Does anyone not understand that? No one thinks that teams from the NCAA or FIBA or China or YMCA or G-League or WNBA are eligible.
Quibbling over the semantics is childish. Being bothered by a slogan is childish when everyone understands the connotation behind the slogan.
Literally every country in the world is elegible to play in the soccer world cup, hence the winners are world champions. If you mean soccer clubs then you have the Club World Cup that again, any professional team is elegible to play. Do you see the difference with the NBA?