Monday , Aug , 02 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Zydrunas Ilgauskas shows Cleveland love

Although he has moved on to Miami in search of the NBA Championship that eluded him here, former Cavs center Zydrunas Ilgauskas has not forgotten the fans or city that welcomed and supported him for the majority of his career.

In an ad published in today’s Plain Dealer, Z thanks the fans and city for their support.  While saying that Cleveland will always be his home, Ilgauskas asks for understanding as he chases his dream of a ring.


HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: The transplant passed. The native son failed.

On Sunday, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, a European immigrant, thanked Cleveland for the last fourteen years by writing a letter to  fans in a local paper.

His words were genuine, sincere, and gracious.

Ilgauskas’s letter couldn’t have come at a better time.The Cavaliers, city of Cleveland, and state of Ohio are still reeling from local boy LeBron James signing with the Miami Heat, and breaking the news on ESPN.

–Oly Sandor.

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