Zydrunas Ilgauskas

#11C,
Height: 7' 3"
Weight: 260
Born:
College: None
Birth Place: Kaunas, USSR
Draft: 1996 1st round (20th pick) by the
  • LeBron James' boulevard of broken East teams
    ESPN.com

    LeBron James' boulevard of broken East teams

    Well after midnight, a fatigued and frustrated Chauncey Billups slumped in a chair at his house and reluctantly turned on SportsCenter, knowing what he was going to see. On the last day of May in 2007, the first hot night of the late spring in suburban Detroit, the Detroit Pistons lost a crushing overtime home game to the Cleveland Cavaliers and their precocious 22-year-old star, LeBron James. Billups watched the highlights showing James scoring 29 of his team's last 30 points to upset the Pistons in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals to take a stunning 3-2 series lead over the No. 1 seed Pistons, a team that had owned the Cavs over the previous few seasons. The behind-the-back escape dribble

  • The Warriors just got a huge dose of good luck, thanks to Stephen A. Smith
    For The Win

    The Warriors just got a huge dose of good luck, thanks to Stephen A. Smith

    Stephen A. Smith is the LeBron James of getting NBA Finals predictions wrong. NBA Reddit user _Papasmurf_ pointed out a stunning streak for ESPN’s First Take star, who sees himself as an NBA expert: He’s been wrong about the NBA Finals for six consecutive years. And this year, as Mashable points out, he picked the Cleveland Cavaliers to beat the Golden State Warriors early and has stuck with them all season. The weird part is the streak matches with LeBron’s run of making the Finals. So perhaps his block directly ties to the greatest player of this generation. (We have to assume he got his 2007 NBA Finals prediction correct because then-three-time champ Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs were everyone‘s

  • Heat, seeking another skilled young big man, quietly summons three interesting prospects
    Miami Herald

    Heat, seeking another skilled young big man, quietly summons three interesting prospects

    The Heat, looking for another skilled young big man, quietly flew in at least four interesting draft prospects to team headquarters for private workouts this week, according to multiple sources. The Heat summoned Baylor 6-10 power forward Johnathan Motley, Indiana 6-10 center Thomas Bryant, and UCLA 6-10 power forward/center Ike Anigbogu. As we reported here Wednesday, the Heat also had California 6-10 power forward Ivan Rabb in for a workout. Bryant was matched against Anibogu in the workout, and Motley competed against Rabb. Aside from Rabb, none of the other three are projected to go as high as the Heat’s pick at No. 14, Miami’s only selection in the June 22 draft. But it’s possible the Heat