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Peter Vecsey

Peter Vecsey of the New York Post is the most prominent basketball columnist in the world. He has covered the NBA for the past 30 years, and has been an expert analyst on both network and cable television in the United States. His inside information and access to the league’s top players, coaches and executives have helped earn him recognition as one of the “Most Powerful People in Sports” by The Sporting News.

For Peter Vecsey's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

| Jun 27, 2012

Florida media get it wrong on LeBron

So, as I’m waiting to flotilla out of Florida, I felt compelled to support the newspaper industry by purchasing some of the local periodicals to get their take on what I had just seen. Not surprisingly, I guess, nearly every editorial “celebrated” the launching ...

| Jun 20, 2012

How Jordan kept Isiah off Dream Team

Ironic how last Thursday was Flag Day and here we are, draped in drool over the 20th anniversary of the narcissistic 1992 Dream Team. Like loyal reader Lawrence Bentley of Plano, Texas, I am proud to say I have never seen that supercilious squadron ...

| Jun 13, 2012

Heat should roll up Thunder in six

Which images grabbed or repelled you the most Saturday night as the bent and battered Ancient Men of the C’s farewell tour proved no endurance challenge to the Stones, and the Heat hopscotched to The Finals for the second straight season since LeBron James, ...

| Jun 6, 2012

Durant, Green show class of West's best organizations

Kevin Durant cannot possibly be, as commonly portrayed, as great a guy as he is a player, right? “He’s actually better!” Matt Tumbleson countered when posed the impious question while the Thunder’s director of communications and I watched Daddy Long Legs warm up on ...

| May 30, 2012

Spurs-Thunder clash good as it gets

It doesn’t get more captivating than the invincible Spurs vs. the near-impregnable Thunder. Had the Bosh-less Heat not vividly reversed their 1-2 fade against the Pacers, the winner of this Sumo Series would be crowned champion and the Finals would be cheapened to a ...

| Apr 4, 2012

Knicks should keep Woodson as coach

As long as the Knicks make the playoffs and, you know what, even if they don’t due to injuries, Mike Woodson will be the team’s biggest winner this season. If this was an audition for an NBA head coaching job next year, he’s guaranteed ...

| Mar 28, 2012

Durant, Love friends from way back

Friday night’s 289-point delight, a double-overtime home theater Thunder conquest of the Timberwolves, stimulated trampled memory sprouts of the captivating conflicts between the Nuggets — Alex English, Dan Issel and Kiki Vandeweghe — and the Spurs —George Gervin, Artis Gilmore and Larry Kenon. All ...

| Mar 21, 2012

Zen Master has nothing to gain by coaching Knicks

You know me; I’m too professional, polite and reverential of the coaching profession to speculate about interim Mike Woodson’s successor while he still retains the Knicks’ (favorite) title . . . at least as long as he’s undefeated. Pressed by unfeeling editors, I had ...

| Mar 14, 2012

Love deserves consideration for MVP

When Kevin Love was in high-school, numerous people devalued his accomplishments, probably because he complied with gravity and didn’t quite qualify as a gymnast or a contortionist. His father, Stan, a five-year peripheral player for the Bullets, Lakers and ABA’s Spurs in the early ...

| Mar 7, 2012

Odom's presence crucial for Mavs

Time to check your Odom-eter: Anyone who purchased a ticket for Saturday night’s D-League tilt in scenic midtown Frisco, Texas, in the hopes of eyeballing Lamar Kardashian, his wife or a stray sister or two, wasted money. The out-of-service Maverick was ordered back to ...