I never thought Zydrunas Ilgauskas would last long enough in the NBA to reach the 10,000 point total. He is only the fourth player for the Cavs to reach this milestone. The other players are Lebron James, Austin Carr, and Brad Daugherty. Here is what Big Z had to say about the accomplishment:
”It felt great,” he said afterward. ”Every time something like that happens, you reflect to what you’ve gone through and where you’ve been and everything else. In my worst times, I never thought that would happen, but you stick around somewhere long enough, something good’s going to come out of it if you try hard enough. That’s probably my case.”
Lebron James chimed in on the big accomplishment:
”No one means more to this franchise than Z,” James said. ”To have that type of accomplishment is great for him, great for his family and great for the franchise. He’s an unbelievable person.”
Big Z has shown that he is a tough player by playing through and with a long list of injuries. Congrats Big Z!