The biggest news in Cleveland this summer is obviously that their beloved large Lithuanian, Zydrunas Ilgauskas will be taking his talents to South Beach to join the Miami Heat. He’ll be playing along side some scrubs named Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade, and LeBron James, whoever they are. More importantly, Big Z decided not to burn any bridges in Northern Ohio by writing a letter to the people of Cleveland thanking them for their hospitality.
Big Z center ran an ad in Sunday’s Cleveland Plain Dealer thanking fans for fourteen years of support. LeBron James did not write a thank you letter..which he should of..so Big Z courteous act really makes LeBron look all the worse..but big Z isn’t an egomaniac like the self proclaimed King. –Terez Owens
Professional sports, especially the NBA, could use more guys like Zydrunas. It’s easy for players making millions of dollars to take their fans for granted, which makes the letter from Big Z even more refreshing. The last thing pro sports needs are athletes going on TV to announce where they’re going to take their talents next season. That would just be ridiculous.