Greivis Vasquez is a Soldier

Greivis may pass Sean and Landon as my favorite player if he has more quotes like this. Via Sports Bog.

"I mean, if I got to go to war with him, I would die for him before he dies," Vasquez said. I asked a modest death-related follow-up.

"I mean, because of you guys, you're trying to kill him," he explained. "But the man is a winner and is a champion, so you better start writing about games instead of writing about criticizing him. Because we're here to play games, we're not here to sit down, and coach is gonna teach us about media and stuff like that. We're here to learn about basketball and play the game."

Tell 'em, Vaz. Though I'm not sure Gary would be the guy I'd pick to be in my platoon if I were going to war. I'll take Landon, thank you very much. Maybe Sean Mosely.

This fits in with what he said a year or two ago. I don't have a link, but he definitely said something along the lines of "We must vanquish our adversaries." It also fits in with his unofficial nickname, "General Greivous". Vaz has always seemed very militant to me to begin with. Lord knows he'll need to be with the next three games Maryland has.

Any way you slice it, it's great to see him supporting his coach. He seems to love it at Maryland and really love Gary, which makes me feel really bad for criticizing him as much as I have in past seasons. It's good to see him sticking up for his coach.

 

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Testudo Times

You must be a member of Testudo Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Testudo Times. You should read them.

Join Testudo Times

You must be a member of Testudo Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Testudo Times. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker