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Good Bye Zydrunas... I Will Really Miss You...

I have been a Cavs fan for a very long time.  Since the beginning, actually. 

Wednesday was, at least for me, a very, very sad day.  Zydrunas was sent to the Wizards.  Big Z has been a Cav for... I think it's been twelve years now.

I have read stories on Cleveland.com about how Z met his wife.  The story of how they met, and how their friendship grew... brought tears of joy to my eyes.  Yeah... I'm a big "softie."

I have always really liked the guy.  I even wonder... since Ilgauskas is Lithuanian, and my father was full Lithuanian... we might even be related.  (If so... I wonder why I'm not taller... LOL)

                           

Last night... Thursday, the Cavs played the Nuggets.  They lost... in overtime... 118-116.  It was their first loss in FOURTEEN games.  It was also their first game without Zydrunas Ilgauskas.

I honestly, truly believe that the Cavs would NOT have lost to Denver if Z was in the game.  The Cavs got creamed in the first quarter.  Z usually plays the last half of the first quarter... and that has been when the Cavs usually step on the gas... and "power past" their opponent.

Sure... I am upset that the Cavs lost last night... but personally... I think Zydrunas is/was the "heart" of the Cavs... and I will sincerely miss him.  Good Luck Z... may the Force be with you.

Damn !

Comment balloon 10 commentsKaren Anne Stone • February 19 2010 01:31PM

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Karen Anne, you are a core Cavs fan, I love it. Gotta love LeBron though and I liked your Lithuanian background.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) almost 8 years ago

Gary:  Perhaps are you of Lithuanian ancestry ? I already think well of you, but that would certainly add to your stature.  :)

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 8 years ago

Hi Karen Anne,

 Take heart!  It isn't over yet!  Do you know where he may actually end up playing?

 Follow this link.....    hint: much closer to home.  He may also end up going back to CLE after a month.

 

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Posted by Tim D. Wilson - The Horseman's Agent ™ (HomeSalesLexington.com @ Rector-Hayden: Lexington, Kentucky) almost 8 years ago

Tim:  Being in Fort Worth... I have heard the rumors, or rumblings, that Ilgauskas may end up in Dallas.  For his sake... I would rather see him in Cleveland.  One, it is his home, and two, he has a chance of winning a championship there.  I do not think a championship is possible here in Dallas.

Also... just as far as a "human" element is concerned... Cleveland has a decent-sized Lithuanian "presence"... and I would think he would feel doubly at home there.  But... if he would end up in Dallas... I think the team would... if this makes any sense... I think the team would "take good care" of him.  There are good people on this team.

 

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 8 years ago

Zydrunas was always a workhorse, a blue collar player, and will be missed by superstar, Lebron James...
I hope this was a super Friday!
Paul

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.) almost 8 years ago

Hi again Karen Anne,

 Oh I totally agree with you.  Cleveland is his home and community, and fingers crossed.  But like you said, if he were to end up in Dallas, well there are worse destinations in the NBA.

 You are an excellent basketball commentator!  Do you watch future NBA players, as well?  We have a couple (or three or four or five) on our team this year.  I am going to have plenty of NBA teams to follow once Wall, Cousins et al. hit the league next year.

Good luck to Z!  

 

Posted by Tim D. Wilson - The Horseman's Agent ™ (HomeSalesLexington.com @ Rector-Hayden: Lexington, Kentucky) almost 8 years ago

Karen Anne - I totally agree with you. It was a big shock for me to know that Big Z became a "trading chip". He so belongs to Cleveland!

BTW, I have many Lithuanian friends here in Cleveland . Wonderful and very intelligent community!

Good luck to Z - sincerely and deeply from my heart.

Posted by Svetlana Stolyarova, Local-n-Global Realty, Broker 216-548-4663 (Local-n-Global Realty, Cleveland and International Real Estate Solution) almost 8 years ago

Paul:  I have been in mourning about Z, but today we are hearing some good news about him returning to the team.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 8 years ago

Tim:  When the Cavs were in New York playing the New Jersey Nets, two Cavs, Anderson Varajao and Anthony Parker, and the strength and conditioning coach Stan Kellers visited Zydrunas at his New York home in SoHo.  Z said he has been overwhelmed by all of the warmth and well wishes the Cavs players, and his fans in Cleveland have poured out to him.  It sounds like he indeed IS going to be returning home.  Great news, IMHO.  :)

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 8 years ago

Svetlana:  Zydrunas really DOES belong in Cleveland, and it appears he feels that way as well. 

As far as Lithuanian friends, my Dad had some, but my Grandmother was born in Lithuania, and moved to Cleveland somewhere around 1915.  Her husband abandoned her some time after they came to America, and she, then as a single mom, raised my Dad and my Uncle by herself.

She used to go to Mass at St Vitas... and was very Catholic.  She told stories of how she played field hockey on the "frozen tundras" of Lithuania... against the boys... and knocked them "on their toukas."  She was quite a woman.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 8 years ago

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