Kyle Lowry on Taking Charges: ‘That’s My Energizing Play’

by November 09, 2018
Kyle Lowry

Kyle Lowry, who currently leads the NBA with 11.1 assists per game, is known mostly for his distributing and scoring prowess.

However, the 32-year-old Toronto Raptors guard is aware that he’s not one for acrobatic blocks or rim-rattling slam dunks, so he realizes he must give his team a jolt in more unconventional ways.

According to FiveThirtyEight’s Chris Herring, Lowry has found his calling.

“I can’t normally block a shot, and I can’t energize my team with a crazy dunk.

“But I can take a charge at a big moment in a game, and I think my teammates appreciate me laying myself out there. That’s my energizing play.”

Lowry, in his 13th season in the League, has drawn an NBA-best 49 charges since the beginning of the 2017-18 season, according to Herring.

Check out his preternatural instincts for baiting opponents into charges below:

He’s putting up 17.8 points, 11.1 assists and 1.7 steals this season for the 11-1 Raptors.

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