It was 1996 when I heard the name "Zydrunas Ilgauskas" for the first time.
In 1996, he was Cleveland's 20th pick.
In 1998, he became my #1 pick.
I know Zydrunas' love for the Cleveland Cavaliers runs deep. His love of basketball is immeasurable. The man would be lost without it in his life. I can't even imagine how he's going to feel in a Miami Heat jersey... I do know that he is nothing but professional in his commitment to the game and his career. The most offensive thing you can do to him is question his heart.
I'm not surprised by the class in his full-page newspaper ad (i.e. seen below from the Cleveland Plain Dealer). I'm proud.