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Toronto Raptors point guard Greivis Vásquez said on Monday that his team needs a player like Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce "that's gonna talk that trash."

By SI Wire
April 27, 2015

Toronto Raptors point guard Greivis Vásquez said on Monday that his team needs a player like Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce "that's gonna talk that trash."

Washington completed the first four-game sweep of a playoff series in franchise history on Sunday night with a 125-94 victory in Washington D.C.

After the game, Pierce posted a photo on Facebook displaying him in front of the iron throne featured in the TV series Game of Thrones with the caption, "King in the North."

Pierce also tweeted a photo mocking the popular rapper Drake, an ambassador for the Toronto Raptors.

In Game 3 of the series, Pierce gestured to the Verizon Center crowd and proclaimed "That's why I'm here" after burying a late three-pointer.

On Monday, Vásquez voiced his belief that Toronto could use a player who, like Pierce, will not hesitate to taunt the opposition.

"You need to have that spiciness," Vásquez said, according to's James Herbert. "You need to be a little bit of an asshole like he is."

Vásquez added, "Basically, we need a Paul Pierce that's gonna talk that trash. We don't have that."

Pierce, 37, is in his first season with Washington after spending last season with the Brooklyn Nets.

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