Monday, August 26th, 2013 at 10:30 am  |  10 responses

Greivis Vasquez Out of FIBA Americas Championship With Recovering Ankle

Sacramento Kings guard Greivis Vasquez won’t play for Venezuela in the FIBA Americas Championship, as he continues to recover from ankle surgery that took place in May: “The explosive NBA guard, traded earlier this summer from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Sacramento Kings, was desperate to play in front of his home-town fans in Caracas for the second consecutive summer but will have to settle for being a fan as the Venezuelans attempt to qualify for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain. ‘My ankle is much better and Dr (Richard) Ferkel told me that I have his permission to begin training on the pick-and-roll, lateral movements and changes in direction,’ he said. ‘He stressed that I need a gradual recovery to reach my optimum level. I would like to play (at the FIBA Americas Championship), it’s a desire that I feel in my heart, but at the same time I understand this is the correct decision I am sure that I will be an important player in the future of the national team of Venezuela.’ For Venezuela to reach the FIBA Basketball World Cup, they will need to have a top-four finish at the FIBA Americas Championship.”

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  • LLC#12

    I’m excited already for the World Championships. But I’m already sick of hearing filipinos talk about how amazing their team is…(don’t know if anyone else has noticed that?) Also excited to see what Canada can produce in the Americas championship, a top 4 finish should be a reasonable goal for them, and maybe in 2014 we’ll see a Wiggins appearance?

  • RKJ92

    Did this article just refer to Greivis Vasquez as an explosive guard? LOL *wipes eyes*

  • spit hot fiyah

    “The explosive NBA guard, traded earlier this summer from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Sacramento Kings,….”

    if vasquez is explosive then then john wall is:

  • RKJ92

    Bro I laughed so hard, I just cannot believe a reporter actually wrote Greivis Vasquez as being an “explosive guard” they should never write about basketball again were talking about a guy with a 26-28 inch vertical LOL, and fast? don’t get me started, your picture perfectly sums it up hahaha Spaceballs was awesome.

  • davidR

    haven’t heard that filipino talk. but then again, i haven’t been paying attention. have they been talking to the media lately?

  • spit hot fiyah

    such a classic


    that scene and comb the dessert are among the best

  • RKJ92

    hahaha the pick xD

  • Basketball_iQ

    This movie wasn’t close to being funny: EVER.
    Sorry,,, the clip didn’t do it for me *shrugs*

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  • RKJ92

    I didn’t know Greivis Vasquez posts on SLAM