If you were curious what a Zydrunas Ilgauskas does with his downtime you might be surprised that he doesn’t want to watch basketball. Big Z prefers reading a book, watching the travel channel, or just relaxing enjoying the time off.
“I watch the Travel Channel or the Discovery Channel,” the Cleveland center said. “I don’t watch much basketball. When I’m at home, I like to kick back and read a book or do something else. The last thing I want to do is watch games.”
This really didn’t shock me because Big Z seems like he does enjoy more things than just basketball. I do hope he watches a little film on the Cavs opponents, but I like the Discovery Channel too (love Deadliest Catch). This also allows him to rest his beat up body before the Cavs enter the tougher part of the NBA playoffs.
“Each player prepares differently,” Ilgauskas said. “Some guys take more time off. Some guys do extra shooting or cardio. They know their bodies and what works for them.
“For me, personally, I wouldn’t change it for the world because each added game is more chance for injury. Atlanta and Miami beat the hell out of each other, and when [the Hawks] came to play us, we could tell. Maybe we didn’t have our timing, but we had our legs and energy, which they didn’t. I like the position we’re in.”