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Magic Johnson trashes Peter Vecsey on Twitter

Posted on: June 17, 2011 6:42 pm
Edited on: June 17, 2011 6:48 pm
Hall of Famer Magic Johnson takes to Twitter to bash New York Post columnist Peter Vecsey. Posted by Ben Golliver. magic-johnson

Boy, it's been a tough week for New York Post NBA columnist Peter Vecsey.

First, Vecsey was sued for libel by an ESPN writer upset with something he had written about the Carmelo Anthony trade negotiations with the New York Knicks last winter. 

Then, Basketball Hall of Famer and NBA legend Magic Johnson took to Twitter to bash Vecsey, who used to appear on NBC's television broadcasts of the NBA.
"Is Peter Vecsey still on TV? That's right, no, because he wasn't very good.

"For those of you who don't know, Peter used to be a powerful figure in the NBA back in the day, but now he's the low man on the totem pole."
What prompted these comments? We can't be totally sure, but a recent Vecsey column included a shot at Johnson.
A former player finds it unreal for Magic Johnson to go an entire Finals as an ABC analyst without offering the slightest insight whatsoever. "I assume he remembers something about the game."
Somewhat improbably, both men are correct here.

Johnson isn't particularly insightful or engaging in his NBA analysis these days. Sure, he's still got the Magic charisma, but he's not dropping knowledge bombs left and right.

And Vecsey isn't nearly as well connected as he once was, as evidenced by his swing and a miss on the Anthony trade talks. His one big get in recent years was the Gilbert Arenas gun in the locker room scandal, but some of the details in his original report didn't entirely hold up. 

Does this war of words really amount to anything?

Probably not. But Vecsey isn't one to take a shot without responding, so this could just be the beginning.

Since: Apr 29, 2007
Posted on: June 18, 2011 6:28 pm

Magic Johnson trashes Peter Vecsey on Twitter

Magic isn't the problem.  It's Michael Wilbon who has 0 to offer.  All he does is take it easy on the "bigger" stars.  He'll throw shots @ say a Agent 0, but the LeBron's, Pau's, etc can do NO wrong to him.  He may be worse than Chris Broussard.  But Magic WAS a lot better when he was on TNT.

Since: May 9, 2011
Posted on: June 18, 2011 11:58 am

Magic Johnson trashes Peter Vecsey on Twitter

Vecsey was the man back in the day when the NBA was still on NBA, What happened since then is anyone's guess but whatever it is must be major behind the scenes between him in Magic.  For Earvin to just come out blasting him like that is "fishy" cause he doesn't do things publicly in that way.  I'm sure more details will come out soon.

Since: May 9, 2010
Posted on: June 18, 2011 8:54 am

Magic Johnson trashes Peter Vecsey on Twitter

What a faggy, thoroughly muliebral post from Golliver. Typical.

Since: Jun 18, 2011
Posted on: June 18, 2011 3:04 am

Magic Johnson trashes Peter Vecsey on Twitter

Magic is one of the largest sports figures ever and I loved watching him play ball as a kid. Having said that I still believe Helen Keller would be better at articulating her thoughts on camera. Even his tweet looks like it was written by a vindictive fifth grader. Everyone kisses Magic's ass who works with him but he gets that treatment from dominating the league for so many years.

Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: June 18, 2011 12:28 am

Magic Johnson trashes Peter Vecsey on Twitter

That is the scummiest ad I have ever seen.  Ban Amway...anyways, Magic can....but didnt.

Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: June 17, 2011 11:37 pm

Magic Johnson trashes Peter Vecsey on Twitter

Vecsey. Remember you never played the game at this level. Magic can run off more details, that you can comprehend. 

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