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Following their victory in the NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks, the Boston Celtics celebrated their 18th NBA championship with a tweet featuring a picture of the team labeled as “2024 World Champions.”

However, this celebratory tweet received a fact-check on X (formerly Twitter), as users pointed out that winning the NBA championship does not equate to being world champions.

The fact check added context, stating, “They won the NBA championship which makes them NBA champions and not world champions.”

The debate over whether NBA champions should refer to themselves as world champions has been a long-standing discussion among basketball fans and analysts.

Despite the Celtics’ dominance in the NBA Finals, the distinction between NBA champions and world champions remains a point of contention.