I just read through Greg’s remarks and all of the subsequent comments about Vaz and I have this to say:
Leave the kid alone!
If there were indeed any racist slurs hurled at GV as has been alleged; then I am indeed ashamed as we all should be. If true, than the University needs to do a better job of policing the student section. That is an absolute disgrace and something that I would expect out of the Deep South, not from a cosmopolitan campus like Maryland. For Shame!
MD fans are angry. I get it. I’m angry too. We won the National Championship in 2002 and now we are praying that we can squeak into the Tournament every year. It is not fair. There is plenty of blame to go around for that believe me. But to concentrate your ire at Greivis Vasquez– the most talented player on the team is insanity.
Let me remind the haters….
HE LEADS THE TERPS IN EVERY SINGLE OFFENSIVE STATISTIC!!!!!!!!!
He is also a 20 year old living in a foreign country speaking a second language. Yes, he has a hot temper; but just try to imagine yourself at 20-years old. If someone called me a racial slur; I would have jumped over the scorer’s table Ron Artest-style.
There is no other player in major college basketball who carries a heavier burden night in and night out than Greivis Vasquez. Again, HE LEADS MARYLAND IN EVERY SINGLE OFFENSIVE STATISTIC!
Oh, and let’s not forget about the fact that his family is living under an incompetent regime in Venezuela and desperately needs him to make good so he can give them financial security.
What exactly were your biggest concerns when you were 20 years old? If you are like me, it was where am I going to get wasted tonight and how am I going to my chain yanked.
Sorry, for the vulgarity; but this whole incident is more embarassing for the University than it is for a 20 year old kid who carries more burden on his shoulders than most of us have in our lifetimes.
Whether we go 6-10 or 10-6, Maryland is a better team with Greivis Vasquez on the roster than without.