Peter Vecsey (sports columnist)

Peter Vecsey (born 1943) is an American sports columnist and analyst, specializing in basketball. In his childhood, he attended academic and athletic powerhouse Archbishop Molloy High School, in Queens, NY, and graduated in 1961. Vecsey currently writes a column on the NBA for the New York Post. He was formerly an analyst for TBS and NBC and is currently an analyst for NBA TV. His writing style has been described as vicious, combative and containing cruel wit. [1] In the 1960s, he served in the United States Army Special Forces.[2]

After five years in retirement, Vecsey returned to covering the NBA in July 2017. His columns are available at: patreon.com/petervecsey

Vecsey's column in the New York Post frequently detailed behind the scenes trade maneuvers as well as spotlighting many rumors in the NBA.

Vecsey is also known for his open criticism of players. Common players he has criticized include Charles Barkley, Danny Fortson, Danny Ainge, Byron Scott, the New Jersey Nets, Larry Brown, Alonzo Mourning, the Los Angeles Clippers the New York Knicks, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Vin Baker (his alcohol problems), Shawn Kemp for fathering many children out of wedlock, and former Nets star Jayson Williams.[3] He gave number one draft pick Joe Barry Carroll his infamous nickname 'Joe Barely Cares', as well as dubbing former 1980s Knicks player Larry Demic 'EpiDemic' after he failed to live up to expectations. Source

Peter is the younger brother of The New York Times sports columnist George Vecsey and the uncle of former Baltimore Sun sports columnist Laura Vecsey. He is the father to Taylor K. Vecsey, a journalist and editor for East Hampton Patch who had written for The East Hampton Star, where she was a senior writer, and The New York Post, and Joseph Vecsey, former street ball player, journalist, stand up comedian, male model and screenwriter.

He received the Basketball Hall Of Fame's Curt Gowdy Media Award in 2009.[4]

References

  1. ^ Pearlman, Jeff (2014-03-06). "Peter Vecsey". Jeffpearlman.com. Retrieved 2018-12-30.
  2. ^ Price, S.L (1998-06-08). "OH, BROTHER: PETER VECSEY, NBC'S COMBATIVE AND WIDELY REVILED NBA PUNDIT, COULDN'T BE MORE DIFFERENT FROM HIS BIG BROTHER, GEORGE, THE CONTEMPLATIVE AND WIDELY RESPECTED NEW YORK TIMES COLUMNIST. AND THEY HARDLY SPEAK TO EACH OTHER". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2018-12-30.
  3. ^ http://sportsbybrooks.com/peter-vecsey-gets-mj-to-walk-out-of-hall-of-fame-26029
  4. ^ "Can't Stop The Bleeding » CSTB's Greatest Hits : Defending Peter Vecsey". www.cantstopthebleeding.com. Retrieved 22 April 2018.

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Peter Vecsey

Peter Vecsey may refer to:

Peter, Freiherr von Vecsey (died 1809), Austrian Imperial Baron and General officer

Peter Vecsey (sports columnist) (born 1943), American sports columnist

Vecsey

Vecsey is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

August von Vécsey (1775–1857) Austrian general of the Napoleonic Wars, father of Károly, relative of Peter

Franz von Vecsey (1893–1935), Hungarian violinist and composer

George Vecsey (born 1939), American writer

Károly Vécsey (1803–1849), Hungarian Army general

Peter Vecsey (sports columnist) (born 1943), American sports columnist and analyst

Peter von Vécsey (1768–1809) Austrian general of the Napoleonic Wars killed at the Battle of Wagram, relative of August

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