Metta World Peace is enamored by the current Lakers squad -- telling TMZ Sports they're a "bigger" sensation than his 2010 Championship team ... at least right now.
"I think they're bigger than us to tell you the truth," Metta said ... "They're 24-6 at this point? They're bigger than what we were at this point in the season."
No shade ... but Metta's wrong.
The current Lakers are 24-7. During the 2009-10 run, Metta's Lakers were 24-6 at this point.
Let's do a squad vs. squad analysis.
2009-10 Lakers -- Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Ron Artest, Derek Fisher, Lamar Odom, Shannon Brown, Andrew Bynum.
2019-20 Lakers -- LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard, Kyle Kuzma, JaVale McGee, Danny Green, Rajon Rondo.
So ... who ya got???
Of course, Metta's squad went on to beat the Boston Celtics in 7 games. Kobe was the series MVP.
For what it's worth, Metta thinks LeBron's Lakers will win it all this season -- "I think so. I know so!"
First, the Lakers gotta get by Portland on Saturday. Stay tuned ...