Big Z Plays Landlord To Carmelo

Apparently, during halftime of last Sunday night’s Knick victory over the Heat, mid-range extraordinaire Zydrunas Ilgauskas turned his Miami warm up into a Ricky Roma suit. Courtesy of Ball Don’t Lie and the New York Post:

Carmelo Anthony agreed to walk through Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ $37,500-a-month townhouse at 24 Thompson St., after Ilgauskas, who plays for the Miami Heat, pitched it to Melo during a recent Knicks’ victory. The five-bedroom townhouse, represented by Josh Fields of Spire Group, is 5,000 square feet and has hoopster-friendly 15-foot ceilings

I really like this story for some reason. Maybe it’s the inside, behind the scenes conversation we’re privy to, or just the genuine helpful nature Ilgauskas, a player we don’t hear to much from these days, puts on display. (Yes, I realize he’s in a position to profit, but who cares. It’s a win win for everybody.) Maybe it’s the funny fact that a player who averages 17.2 minutes per game will collect rent from one of the league’s biggest superstars. And doesn’t the thought of a 7’3″ Zydrunas Ilgauskas strolling down 5th Avenue with a silk scarf hanging off his neck and an ashy cigarette dangling from his lip make you chuckle?

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