Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 9:55 am  |  20 responses

Metta World Peace Critical of LeBron James and Chris Bosh in NBA Finals

With the Los Angeles Lakers having long been swept out of the Playoffs, Metta World Peace has had plenty of time to watch basketball on television. And, wouldn’t you know it, but MWP has opinions to share (with his Twitter followers and the media). Metta claims that LeBron James and Chris Bosh aren’t doing enough to gain control of the NBA Finals. Per ESPN: “‘Mentally, the Spurs are strongest right now,’ Metta World Peace said prior to the Heat’s 113-77 loss to the Spurs on Tuesday. ‘I think LeBron and (Chris) Bosh, they want it to be given to them. I don’t think they’re taking it upon themselves like a (Michael) Jordan would have done.’ Referring to the Heat, World Peace added, ‘They do have the best team, but if they don’t play like the best team, they’re going to lose and the Spurs will take advantage of opportunities.’ World Peace also recently tweeted his ‘All Mental-Toughness Team’ of the decade and included Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher, Tim Duncan, Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki, with James being noticeably absent. [...] Unheralded Heat starter Mario Chalmers had that type of night in Game 2, scoring a team-high 19 points in Miami’s 19-point rout of a win, but the fifth-year guard disappeared with zero points on 0-for-5 shooting, four fouls and four turnovers Tuesday. ‘Chalmers, he wants it,’ World Peace said. ‘He gets it. He’s not as talented as LeBron, but he has more heart. That’s those Derek Fisher type of players. Players that have more heart that are not as talented and play hard.’ [...] ‘Everybody knows I’m a LeBron fan, I always tweet good things about LeBron,’ World Peace said. ‘This is straight as a fan. I’m a fan now. I’m not in the playoffs, so I’m a fan of the game enjoying the playoffs. When I’m in the playoffs, I’m not enjoying anybody. So, as a fan, sometimes to see LeBron not take over, I’m kind of like, ‘Come on, let’s do it.’ His pops went to jail with my older brother. My brother spent 10 years in jail, they were locked up together. I’m a fan of LeBron, so I always want to see him do well and sometimes I’m like, ‘Step it up! Start playing.’”

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  • shockexchange

    Once the best player on the planet, MWP has been relegated to a sideshow and an entertaining soundbite. He’s entitled to his opinion on The Kang as a player, but from the Shock Exchange’s perspective, tellin’ what “had happened” and what “he done or heard” about The Kang’s daddy is a straight ____ move.

  • darkside

    isn’t it funny how some people can become so critical of others when the shoes are not on there feet? then whats up with the personnel business of LB pops being in jail HELLO! Metta lets keep it professional please!

    The whole team needs to step up as a whole

  • fbf

    his bro went to jail with Lebron’s pops?! huh?! thats some random sh*t..

  • Markus437

    If change the title of this post to “LeBrons father went to jail with Metta World Peaces brother” or something like that. That’s a massive did you know fact if I ever saw one, as inappropriate as it is

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  • Max

    Did he forgot DWade is a part of the ‘big three’ aswell?
    Ron is just a troll like some people on here, but he does it in real life.


    he just mad cause bron bron avearge a triple double whenever being guarded by mwp. maybe ron artest had a chance

  • Max

    When was this once you’re speaking of? haha

  • shockexchange

    His last two years with the Pacers. He was averaging over 20 ppg, and was the L’s best defensive player on a championship-caliber team.

  • Dev

    Thats exactly what I was thinking lol

  • Dev

    That never made em the best player on the planet tho, especially with his terrible shot selection

  • spit hot fiyah

    imagine ron’s brotehr and bron’s father killing the prison league

  • a_whiteman_23

    so he was better than kobe, shaq, tim Duncan, and garnett at this time??? huhhhhh??? was I asleep in a cryogenic chamber during this time cuz I don’t remember him even making an all nba team

  • shockexchange

    We just have to agree to disagree.

  • shockexchange

    See this is what happens when you get your news from Sports Illustrated for Kids.

  • berkamore

    I would have loved to see what the Pacers and Artest would have done that year if it hadn’t been for the Palace brawl. I believe that Artest was on the cusp of a break out season when he got suspended. I know it’s a small sample size (7 games) but Artest was averaging 24.6 points a game when he got suspended.

    After that, it seems like he lost something. As if he was happy to be a role player. Anyway, only my opinion, I could be wrong.

  • shockexchange

    The NBA was about to make Artest the face of the league. He played defense, was a consummate team player and leader of a Pacers team vying for the chip.

  • berkamore

    It’s a shame it never happened. So much potential wasted…..

  • that guy’s an idiot

    Guess you were asleep. 2004 All-NBA 3rd team, also all-star and DPOY that year. You named greats from that generation that still play today or recently. Did you even watch the league back then?