When a three-man scuffle broke out between LeBron James, Courtney Lee and Enes Kanter during Monday's Knicks-Cavaliers game, it's not surprising that longtime NBA sports analyst and New York Post sports columnist Peter Vecsey, would weigh in on the matter. Commentators gonna commentate.
Known for his dry commentary and his low-key fandom for the Notorious B.I.G., Vecsey took things out of bounds when he tweeted a statement about the on-court tussle, implying that New York’s Enes Kanter was not likely to be “intimidated” by James, given his willingness to be very vocal in his criticism of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. As the Washington Post reports, Kanter's father was jailed for reasons believed to be related to Kanter's harsh words about the president.
To drive home his point, Vecsey paraphrased a lyric from Biggie's "N*ggas Bleed:"
Vecsey didn’t just tweet that, did he?— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) November 14, 2017
Indeed, he did.
what an uncomfortable way to find out peter vecsey can quote biggie.— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) November 14, 2017
In response to the heat, Vecsey elected to stand his ground.
Your problem, not mine— Peter Vecsey (@PeterVecsey1) November 14, 2017
But this time, Black Twitter didn't agree with his analysis:
My guy quoted a Biggie lyric but did the 6 letter N word instead of the 5 letter one which makes it like super extra racist.— Q (@thabigQ) November 14, 2017
And, secondly ...
Vecsey was not hearing it.
So white people cant quote rap lyrics?!?! Cant sing them?!?! Bull shit!!— Peter Vecsey (@PeterVecsey1) November 14, 2017
No. No, you may not!
No Peter. This is your problem. You should never say this. Ever.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) November 14, 2017
Why! Why must we be perpetual professors of "Why White People Can't Use The N-Word?"
Peter Vecsey is the only person on Twitter who missed that video of TNC talking about who can and who can't say it.— Joel D. Anderson (@byjoelanderson) November 14, 2017
In case you missed it, let Ta-Nehisi Coates explain why "White People Should Never Say the N-Word."