LeBron James attends Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ number retirement ceremony in Cleveland

The Cavs retired Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ jersey last night and to the surprise of many, LeBron James did show up to honor his friend and ex teammate.  James also posted a touching Instagram photo  & message earlier in the day to Big Z.

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

Since LeBron wrote “Big Z” I wonder if knows how to spell Z’s last name yet.

Since I also have a long Lithuanian last name, I’ll honor Z with these highlights and a collage.

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