Peter Vecsey should probably stick to sports — and not use explicit rap lyrics when commenting on it.
Vecsey caused a firestorm of controversy on Twitter Monday night after he used a Notorius B.I.G. lyric containing the N-word to comment on a scuffle during the Knicks game against the Cavaliers at Madison Square Garden Monday night.
Early in the first quarter LeBron James got tangled up with point guard Frank Ntilikina, resulting in Enes Kanter quickly coming to his point guard’s defense.
Vecsey applauded Kanter’s fearlessness for not backing down from James. However, rather than tweet out “Good job Kanter,” or “Wow! Gotta love Kanter’s toughness there,” the longtime sports columnist decided to use an explic lyric containing the N-word from the song “N—-s Bleed” by the late rapper Notorius B.I.G.
LeBron James got into it with Enes Kanter early in the first quarter.
“Like Kanter is gonna 2B intimidated by LeBron, guy who stood up 2 Tayyip Erdogan. Imagine him being scared of a n***** who breathes the same air as him,” Vecsey wrote.
The play Vecsey commented on occurred early in the first quarter.
Following a dunk by James, Ntilikina attempted to retrieve the ball and shoved the four-time MVP who was in his way, resulting in James crowding the rookie point guard and getting in his face. Kanter then quickly came to Ntilikina’s defense, interjecting himself between the two. Kanter and James then exchanged words inches from one another before James shoved Kanter to the side.
Peter Vecsey’s controversial tweet Monday night.
Courtney Lee and officials then intervened and broke up the scuffle before it could escalate any further.
When a Twitter user questioned Vecsey on his use of the N-word, he stood firm and defended his use.
“Never thought I would cringe at someone quoting B.I.G…..Word up, Pete,” the user wrote, replying to Vecsey’s original post.
“Your problem, not mine,” Vecsey responded.