LeBron To Attend Big Z’s Jersey Retirement In Cleveland
LeBron James and Zydrunas Ilgauskas played eight years together. Seven of those were in Cleveland, with the other being in Miami.
The two share a bond that can never be broken and that’s why LeBron will be in Cleveland this Saturday to pay homage to his dear friend.
“I talk to Z very often, probably once or twice a month,” James told The Plain Dealer. “He meant everything to me. When you come in as a rookie you try to find a leader, that veteran, that guy who’s been around to learn the ropes from. He taught me how to be a professional on and off the floor. That’s something you cannot ever take for granted. He was everything to me.
“From Day One, I knew he was going to be a guy I would always be with.”
Ilgauskas is the Cavs all-time leader in games played (771), rebounds (5,904) and blocks (1,269). He’s also second all-time in scoring with 10,616 points, only trailing his good friend LeBron.
It will be interesting to see how the Cleveland fans treat LeBron.