Kyle Lowry spent nine memorable playing for the Raptors, becoming a certified legend in Toronto after he played a pivotal role in winning the franchise its first-ever title in 2019.
The 36-year-old’s connection to the franchise and city is deep, so much so that Lowry intends to sign a one-day contract to retire as a Raptor when he decides to hang up his sneakers. It’s expected by most that Toronto will retire his jersey, and Raptors president Masai Uriji suggested a statue honoring the Villanova product is possible too.
Looking to the near future, Lowry will be getting a new road named after him in The 6, aptly named Kyle Lowry Road, according to David Rider of the Toronto Star.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-0&features=eyJ0ZndfZXhwZXJpbWVudHNfY29va2llX2V4cGlyYXRpb24iOnsiYnVja2V0IjoxMjA5NjAwLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfSwidGZ3X3JlZnNyY19zZXNzaW9uIjp7ImJ1Y2tldCI6Im9mZiIsInZlcnNpb24iOm51bGx9LCJ0Zndfc2Vuc2l0aXZlX21lZGlhX2ludGVyc3RpdGlhbF8xMzk2MyI6eyJidWNrZXQiOiJpbnRlcnN0aXRpYWwiLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfSwidGZ3X3R3ZWV0X3Jlc3VsdF9taWdyYXRpb25fMTM5NzkiOnsiYnVja2V0IjoidHdlZXRfcmVzdWx0IiwidmVyc2lvbiI6bnVsbH19&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1534953479537557506&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.si.com%2Fnba%2Fraptors%2Fnews%2Ftoronto-raptors-kyle-lowry-honored-street-name&sessionId=3755fb58f51df4227daba80b33a0438720b0232e&theme=light&widgetsVersion=b45a03c79d4c1%3A1654150928467&width=550px
As a member of the 2019 title team, Lowry will also be honored with a street titled Champions Way during a ceremony. Lowry left Toronto for Miami in a sign-and-trade deal last summer.
Lowry is entering his 18th season and second with Miami. He has two years remaining on his current deal.