Last night was all about Zydrunas Ilgauskas. The ceremony, while long, was fitting of his career with past teammates, historical players and both Gordon Gund and Dan Gilbert in attendance. The fans were given a really exciting 3D video shown directly on the court to introduce the festivities and Big Z seemed touched by everything. LeBron James‘ return became a side note for those watching on TV and at the game, but not as much on Twitter. We thought it was important to share with you some of the sights from last night that you may have missed while you appreciated Big Z.
James had a Instagram, guessing someone else made it, collage of he and Z as apart of that Tweet. He seemed very excited for Z and being asked to come.
Before the ceremony talking with Anthony Parker and looking quite dapper in his Cavalier Blue suit.
A very awkward moment as Z is coming out for his introduction. Lebron and Chris Grant, 2 of Z’s closest professional friends, who no longer work for the Cavs, were some of the first to greet him on the way out.
During the ceremony the Cavs players came out, only important for this post because it led to this:
Besides a picture of some kind of interaction between James and Dan Gilbert, none occurred that we have been made aware of, this was the picture many wanted to see. Irving and James embracing. Some hope this is the picture one day after winning a championship, for the Cavs.
Then after the game, 2 views of a interesting group, if you can’t tell from this view, here is another:
Yep thats Boobie Gibson, Delonte West, Melvin Hunt and Lebron James. West and James talked for awhile after the ceremony as well before reportedly James left.
Last but not least, and again very confusing, is James being interviewed for Access Cavaliers. That is right a non-Cavs player, active on another team, being interviewed for a Cavaliers TV show. How the team doesn’t get fined for tampering for everything with James will be very interesting.
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