LeBron’s ‘Big Z’ Instagram collage will melt your heart

Love him or hate him, LeBron James is one of the greatest NBA players of all time.

He’s also one hell of a teammate.

The Cavaliers will retire the No. 11 jersey of beloved center Zydrunas Ilgauskas Saturday night in Cleveland, and the Miami Heat star James will reportedly attend the ceremony to support his former teammate.

Aside from actually showing up to witness the jersey retirement in person, there is one way for James to show just how much he truly cares — paying homage to "Big Z" with a photo collage on Instagram.

James posted a collage with photos of himself and Ilgauskas from their playing days with the Cavaliers, including the caption, "Words can’t express how happy I am for u today! My truly good friend getting his jersey lifted into the rafters tonight. I appreciate everything Big Z and you deserve this more than anyone I know! #Zzzzzzzzzz #Zebrew #StriveForGreatness"

Isn’t that sweet?

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The two, who remain very close friends, were teammates for the last eight years of Ilgauskas’ career, seven in Cleveland and the final one in Miami.

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