Posted March 9, 2014 by Devon Watkis in Sports

Cavs Honor “Big Z” With Lebron in Attendance [Picture]

Zydrunas Ilgauskas, one of the most popular Cleveland Cavaliers ever got his jersey number 11 retired last night and a lot of his old friends and teammates where in attendance, including Lebron James.

Ilgauskas aka “Big Z” invited James to the event a few months back and the King could not refuse.

If you don’t remember James and Big Z where former teammates in Cleveland and also very good friends.


James actually skipped practice to be apart of this special event. James chartered a flight from Chicago where his Miami Heat where preparing to take on the Bulls.

According to ESPN.com James sees Ilgauskas as a mentor and one of the most talented players he has ever plaid with.

Big Z leads the Cavs organization in rebounds, points, and blocked shots.