Lowry wasn’t supposed to be a six-time Raptors all-star — Toronto Sun

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Lowry wasn’t supposed to be a six-time Raptors all-star — Toronto Sun

 Kyle Lowry wasn’t supposed to be here.

Six straight all-star selections. All after turning 28 years old. A staple at the NBA’s mid-season classic.

Not bad for a late first-round selection who missed most of his rookie season due to an injury and didn’t even fully establish himself as a starter until he was 27 and on his third team.

With that unorthodox journey and all of the experiences within comes some perspective for Lowry.

“I enjoy it even more every single time I’m an all-star because you never know when it’s going to not be there, right?” Lowry said in a recent 1-on-1 interview with Postmedia.

Lowry particularly enjoys the family time and how much fun his sons, Karter and Kameron, get to have hanging around and even taking part in the weekend. Lowry said he was trying to get Karter a ballboy gig in Chicago.

“Having my kids around to see the other guys (is the best part),” Lowry said. “Because I have friends that are all-stars and my kids get to take pictures with them and create those memories. And those guys really treat my kids like their own and I really appreciate it,” he said.

“They already knew what all-star is (even when they were younger). They understand it and now it’s just more fun for them to be there and they’ve been on TV (sometimes, like during the classic slam dunk contest in 2016), so they’re used to it. So it’s cool for memories and stuff like that.”

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