Metta World Peace explains why Cavs, LeBron lost in 2014-15 NBA Finals

metta-world-peace-after-nbaSo, the first-year coach Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors defeated the injury-plagued Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA finals, 4-2.

Despite LeBron James’ performance in the series, the Cavs couldn’t pull it off.

James averaged 30.1 ppg in the 2014-15 playoffs and simply mind-blowing stats in the finals: 35.8 ppg, 13.3 rpg and 8.8 apg. However, the Warriors still came out on top.

Yet, former NBA champion Metta World Peace believes LeBron could’ve done a better job in the series, even without Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving by his side.

“I criticize LeBron a lot, but at the end of the day he did average 35 points,” Peace told TMZ. “I criticize him a lot because I think he could’ve played better with his team.”

Peace said before the finals he had the Cavaliers win the series simply because they had LeBron James, who is “amazing”.

“He was very classy, but I wish he’d pass the ball more to his teammates, get them into rhythm,” Peace said.

Peace played 15 seasons in the NBA, for Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, LA Lakers and NY Knicks.

In 2003-04 he won the Defensive Player of the Year award and was named to the All-Star team. In 2010 Peace won the NBA Championship with the LA Lakers. Peace played a total of 931 NBA games (started 833), averaging 13.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.8 spg in 33 mpg.


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