The Cleveland Cavaliers will retire Zydrunas Ilgauskas' number. That makes sense, because the seven-footer from Lithuania was one of the Cavs' most-loved players both before and during the LeBron James era.
What makes less sense is how this fact came to light: Kyrie Irving spilled the beans in China.
While on a trip to China, Irving was asked about his number for next a future NBA season, and told a reporter that he wanted No. 11, except it was being retired.
Hey, rookie, did you learn anything at Duke? How To Avoid Inadvertently Burning Your Team's Promotional Surprises 101 wasn't on the schedule?