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Ilgauskas to retire after 13 seasons

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10:04 AM ET 10.01 | Former Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas told the Plain Dealer today he is retired after 13 NBA seasons and two trips to the NBA Finals. Ilgauskas, 36, spent nearly his entire career as a Cav and helped the franchise evolve from an also-ran to an Eastern Conference champion in 2007. He spent last season with the Miami Heat and former Cavaliers teammate LeBron James. The center owns Cavaliers career records for games played (771), rebounds (5,904) and blocks (1,269). He is second in points with 10,616.

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Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Icon SMI Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Icon SMI
October 1, 2011  10:20 AM ET

No news story here. His game left him three years ago.

October 1, 2011  10:20 AM ET

finally

October 1, 2011  10:22 AM ET

The fat lady sung and ate dinner, Bro.

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October 1, 2011  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

After he retires, Miami will then have a weakness at center that they will need to address, right ? Hahahaha.

Eddy Curry's been seen Chillin down in South Beach...

Truth or Rumor? :-)

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October 1, 2011  11:36 AM ET

"Ilgauskas may still be Heat's center of the future"


....funny thread

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October 1, 2011  12:17 PM ET

Z was a great player and great ambassador to the NBA. He fought back from injuries early in his career and quietly put together a fantastic career. He'll be missed by many fans of the game.

October 1, 2011  12:19 PM ET

Thanks for your service Z. Enjoy the family time.

October 1, 2011  12:22 PM ET

Big Z's a class act.

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