Originally written on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 11/17/14

On ESPN.com there is an article talking about how Metta World Peace said the Lakers were the better team in their matchup against the Thunder but just underachieved.

“We had them beat. Stunned. So stunned. It’s stunning,” he said.

When exactly did you have them beat Ron Ron?

Was it in Game 1 when they took you to the woodshed 119-90?

Was it in the next three games when their team rose to the challenge and your old, decrepit teammates faded while your star player looked ordinary?

Or was it the clinching Game 5 when you got embarrassed 106-90?

I see his point of maybe the Lakers could have won those middle three games, but they didn’t. It would have been one thing if the Lakers lost the series in seven games, but they lost in five and could have easily been swept.

He also called the Lakers the best team in the league.


The Lakers are the third best team in the Western Conference behind the Thunder and Spurs. And against a full-strength Heat team, they wouldn’t stand a chance.

Before the series started, World Peace told the media he didn’t call to apologize to Harden and even made a jab that Harden flopped.

If I were the Lakers, I would think long and hard about using the amnesty clause on World Peace. He is more trouble than he is worth.

And I hope Metta and the “best team in the NBA” have fun watching the playoffs from the comfort of their homes.


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