The first thing you'll notice about Greivis Vasquez is he's a competitor. You can see it. Watch his face when he plays, how he talks to his New Orleans Hornets teammates, how he celebrates wins. He's fiery, he's emotional and you don't forget he's on the court.

"I want to show guys that I'm here fighting and we gotta fight to win games," Vasquez said before facing the Toronto Raptors on Sunday. "And that's just basketball. You've got to fight, you've gotta compete because if you don't compete, tonight Kyle Lowry will destroy me. If I don't compete against a guy like that, he's a bulldog. Every night in this league, it's not an off-night for anybody because everybody wants to kill the person in front of them."

"He's an unbelievably passionate player," New Orleans center Robin Lopez said. "He really pushes himself and he pushes our team, which is really a priceless facet of his game, a priceless thing to have in a guard."