User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
LeBron's Cleveland trip just support for Z

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

CHICAGO (AP) - LeBron James simply wanted to support his friend, so the Miami Heat star found himself back in his old stomping grounds.

Advertisement
James couldn't pass up the opportunity to show his support for Zydrunas Ilgauskas. He was back in Cleveland as the Cavaliers retired his longtime teammate's jersey Saturday.

''It was special, a special time for Z, and I'm happy I was able to be a part of it,'' the four-time MVP said before Sunday's game against the Bulls in Chicago.

James spent thousands to charter a plane for the ceremony and kept a rather low profile, staying close to the Cavaliers' bench and taking pictures with his phone. It was a surreal sight, given the circumstances surrounding his departure to Miami four years ago - his decision and owner Dan Gilbert's infuriated letter in response.

James' relationship with the organization has improved in recent years, with former general manager Chris Grant doing all he could to mend it on both sides before getting fired a month ago. And with Ilgauskas being honored, James wanted to be there.

''He was one constant teammate I had over the years, one constant friend that I had as far as this profession,'' he said. ''You can't really get those times back. I felt like for me to be there for eight of his years, being a good friend, there was no way I was going to miss it if I had an opportunity to (attend).''

In other news, James said he has not been medically cleared to play without a protective mask. He ditched it during Thursday's game at San Antonio.

''It's not comfortable,'' said James, who broke his nose against Oklahoma City on Feb. 20.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2016
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
News: NBA Playoffs - Game 7 Facts
News: 2016 Playoff Results
News: Conference Finals Series Odds
Thompson's 11 3s force Game 7 in WCF
Pelicans' G Dejean-Jones fatally shot
DeRozan sounds happy with Raptors
James, Cavs reach second straight Finals
Thunder look to close out Warriors
Silver gets it when it comes to betting
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NBA Pro Basketball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NBA Hot Streaks
7-1 L8, 14-4 L18, 59% +3,169 TY
17-7 Run, 31-11 L42 Guarantees
7-1 L8 Picks, +2,288 This Year
6-2 L8 Picks, +2,262 This Season
6-2 L8, 13-5 L18 NBA Selections
4-0 Streak, +1,352 This Year
15-6 L21 Picks, 13-6 L19 G-Plays
13-5 Playoff Record, 16-6 L22
9-3 Last 12 Guaranteed Plays
4-0 L4 Postseason Picks
5-1 L6 Over/Under Plays
4-2 L6 Picks, 7-3 L10 G-Plays
5-2 L7 Guaranteed Plays
2-0 Saturday, 7-2 L9 Playoff Picks
3-1 L4 Picks, +2,442 NBA Totals TY
4-0 Postseason Run
NBA Pro Basketball Expert Sports Picks- Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors
2015 NBA SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Paul Bovi + 3169
Kevin Rogers + 2492
Chip Chirimbes + 2288
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
Paul Bovi + 490
Chip Chirimbes + 485
Michael Black + 325
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Paul Bovi 59 %
Greg Smith 57 %
Marc Lawrence 55 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Paul Bovi + 1824
Jimmy Boyd + 1265
Stephen Nover + 1156
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 2442
Paul Bovi + 1259
NeiltheGreek + 363
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kevin Rogers + 2846
Paul Bovi + 1160
Mark Franco + 1113
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership