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Tonight should be about Zydrunas and nothing else

cavs to retire zydrunasTonight at Quicken Loans Arena, the Cleveland Cavaliers will retire the No. 11 jersey of former center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who played for the team for 12 seasons.

Ilgauskas is the Cavs all-time leader in games played, offensive rebounds, total rebounds and blocked shots, and is second in points scored. He was also a two-time All Star and a member of the only team in franchise history to make the NBA Finals.

And he did it all after overcoming foot injuries that, at the time, seemed certain to stop his career before it even got started.

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