Happy Birthday to Zydrunas Ilgauskas aka Big Z

David Astramskas, David AstramskasAbout the Author
Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

| June 5th, 2014 | 1,284 Views

From one guy with a Lithuanian last name (who is not Lithuanian) to a real Lithuanian with a Lithuanian last name – Happy Birthday!

Earlier this year, the Cavs retired Big Z’s number and LeBron gave him a touching shout out on Instagram.

Words can’t express how happy I am for u today! My truly good friend getting his jersey lifted into the rafters tonight. I appreciate everything Big Z and you deserve this more than anyone I know! #Zzzzzzzzzz#Zebrew #StriveForGreatness

Today is Big Z’s birthday and I don’t think we can top that message or that amazing retirement ceremony so we will just stick with “happy birthday” and show this video.



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