Venezuela Rumors

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Venezuela star Greivis Vasquez has admitted defeat in his bid to recover from an ankle operation in time to play at the FIBA Americas Championship. 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.
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Pedro Luis Moreira: Greivis Vasquez on the death of Hugo Chavez: “It’s a tough loss. We have to stick together as a country at this moment. Whether he did right or wrong, he was a human being. We need a calm transition. We can’t start fighting. I spoke with Chavez several times. He was a guy with a presence. He’s the best historian I’ve known. Unfortunately Chavez lost a battle.”