Maybe the Cavaliers could have used a little more help from Zydrunas Ilgauskas this season. HE’S OUR RAFTER MAN. According to a report from the Morning Journal’s Bob Finan, Ilgauskas has not been with the team this season and decided last summer to take the year off.  There were rumors during the draft last summer that Ilgauskas was a front office presence that was pushing...
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The Cavaliers Amazing 3D Court Presentation For Zydrunas Ilgauskas

A few weeks ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrated the career of one of the franchises’ beloved players in Zydrunas Ilgauskas. The Cavs had honored the popular center by hosting Ilgauskas’ jersey retirement ceremony at Quicken Loans Arena. Not only did the ‘Cavs’ raise Ilgauskas’ No. 11 jersey to the rafters, the organization also amazed ‘Z’ and the fans by presenting...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Cavs had cool special effects for Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ jersey ceremony

Tweet The Cleveland Cavaliers haven’t been all that great when playing at home this season — the team is just 15-17 at Quicken Loans Arena — but what they did on their home floor during Zydrunas Ilgauskas’s jersey-retirement ceremony was pretty damn cool. Check out this video of some awesome special effects they utilized for the ceremony, courtesy of Quince Imaging...
Via Los That Sports Blog
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Cavaliers’ incredible 3D pre-game projection

From the night the Cleveland Cavaliers retired the jersey of Zydrunas Ilgauskas, the company which projected the 3D  imagery seen during the halftime celebration—Quince Imaging—released footage of their incredible pre-game display. This projection system cost an exorbitant amount of money, so it’s easy to understand the lack of cost-effectiveness, but the fact that this technology...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Zydrunas Ilgauskas' No. 11 retired

Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who overcame serious injuries and personal tragedy to become one of the Cavaliers' best and most beloved players, had his No. 11 jersey retired Saturday night during an elaborate and emotional halftime ceremony Saturday night with dozens of former teammates -- including superstar LeBron James in attendance. During the ceremony, Ilgauskas was joined on the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers Retire Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ Jersey, LeBron Attends (Video)

The Cleveland Cavaliers honored Zydrunas Ilgauskas on Saturday, retiring his No. 11 jersey. Former Cavaliers teammate LeBron James attended the ceremony to share the moment with Big Z. Check out a few pictures and video from the ceremony, via the Cavaliers Instagram. Ilgauskas averaged 13.8 points and 7.7 rebounds in 12 NBA seasons with the Cavs. [Instagram] The post Cavaliers...
Via Basketball Bicker
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

For Cleveland, Z will always be more than just a letter

Zydrunas Ilgauskas is what most of us can only hope to be: He can influence the masses without saying a word. Yet in many ways, Ilgauskas is like you and me, except for the fact he stands 7-foot-3. He is the NBA's version of Mr. Everyman, a regular guy who anyone would want as a friend, and best of all, someone who would probably give you a shot if you asked. He is not perfect...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs tweet preview for Ilgauskas ceremony

In just under two days, Zydrunas Ilgauskas will be honored by the Cleveland Cavaliers and his No. 11 will take its' place in the rafters. The ceremony for 'Big Z' is sure to be quite the party and the Cavs tweeted out a small preview of the planned imagery on Thursday night. Covering the entire court gives a whole knew meaning to the nickname 'Big Z'.
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs provide clue of Zydrunas Ilgauskas retirement imagery

On Thursday night, roughly 48 hours before Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ No. 11 is placed in the rafters forever, the Cleveland Cavaliers tweeted out a sneak peak of special celebratory imagery that will grace the floor at The Q. The retirement ceremony is set to tip off during a special 18-minute halftime on Saturday night when the Cavaliers play host to the New York Knicks. Fans are encouraged...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers retiring Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ jersey: joke writes itself

With Zydrunas Ilgauskas night, the Cleveland Cavaliers are doing everything they can to try and supplant the Browns as the most pathetic sports franchise in Cleveland. And you thought the infamous “Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video 2″ made Cleveland a laughingstock. We know the Browns are an organization that operates to the tune of Yakety Sax a.k.a. the Benny Hill theme,...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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