I’ve been thinking about the meaning of the words “Getting Back”, about the significance of returning to the place where it all started. During recent months, this phrase has turned into a fundamental part of my personal focus. Since my ankle surgery on November of 2016, I promised myself that I will get back to the NBA. After my medical procedure in West Palm Beach, where a very professional staff took care of me, I stayed at a small beach house, and at that place, due to the fact that I couldn’t walk, I had a lot of time to reflect about the fact of getting a new opportunity to play in the NBA. “Getting Back” is now up to my effort, determination, dedication and compromise.
Curiously, the surgery also gave me the opportunity of “Getting Back” to Venezuela, to my roots, my family, my people, and my places. As soon as the first stage of the physiotherapy was over I immediately travelled to Caracas to continue the rehab with my physical trainer Wilmer Pineda, a professional that I admire greatly for his expertise and who is also compromised with my mission of returning to the NBA. I am convinced that the positive energy that I feel every time that I am in Venezuela will be crucial to reach my goals.
Finally “Getting Back” is part of commitment with my country, specifically with the Venezuelan youth, as I feel that it is my obligation to form good citizens. That is another reason why I travelled to Venezuela, to work on my payback to the community. During the next months I am going to support all the activities of the Greivis Vásquez Foundation.
I need to use every second of the clock, but I am convinced that for “Getting Back” I need to go to where it all started.