World Peace: Lakers the best team in NBA
Metta World Peace was the first Los Angeles Lakers player to address the media following his exit interview on Tuesday and could not let go of what could have been as he sifted through the rubble of a second consecutive season that ended with a second-round playoff exit.
“(We) definitely underachieved,” World Peace said. “We were the best team in the NBA and lost in five (games). The best team in the NBA should be up 3-2 and playing tomorrow, but the (Oklahoma City Thunder was the) better team that took advantage of the moment, that took advantage of their time, they seized, they grabbed it and they held on to it.”
The Lakers lost to the Thunder 106-90 in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals on Monday, losing the series 4-1.