Links To The Present: March 24, 2010

March 24th, 2010 by Tom Pestak

“Grinning from ear to ear, Varejao bounded over to the mob of reporters at Cleveland Clinic Courts, who asked if he was excited to have Ilgauskas back.” [Mary Schmitt Boyer]

Rick @WFNY discusses Anthony Parker and Delonte West

Great interview with Z

Neil Paine @ BBallRef with a poll on the Loophole that allowed Z to return to the Cavs

“Isn’t it time we all finally just face free agent reality, ending this season-long charade over where LeBron James will be playing next fall and stop drooling every time he teases us with something as innocent as wearing his Yankees cap.” [Tim Povtak is picking the Cavs]

“Six months later, Big Z and his wife, Jennifer, have adopted two boys – five-year-old Deividas and four-year-old Povilas – from his hometown. In that time, he was supplanted in the starting lineup by Shaquille O’Neal, set the franchise record for games played, was traded to Washington ten weeks later and returned to Cleveland one month after that.” [Joe Gabriele on Z's Turbulent Season]

“Something else happened recently that could dramatically affect the free-agent cataclysm that’s about to hit. Henry Thomas, the Chicago-based agent for Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, joined forces with Leon Rose, the agent for LeBron James, at Creative Artists Agency.” [Ken Berger on July 2010]

Brian Windhorst’s Podcast

Fun Tweets:

“At long last, we now know whether Matthew Modine thinks LeBron will sign with the Knicks. http://bit.ly/bzmZ65” [vincethepolack]

“Z hasn’t stopped smiling…AP just took a picture of Z and Andy together…All is right with the world!!” [Fred McLeod]

“Mom’s book ” walk like u have somewhere to go” http://bit.ly/9DJ3d2” [Shaq]