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SportNBA Finals 2019: Kyle Lowry speechless when kid calls him 'icon all over Canada'

03:10  10 june  2019
03:10  10 june  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Lowry seemed genuinely surprised when a teen reporter called him an " icon all over Canada ." Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry got a taste of the adulation to come at a media conference this weekend. Arjun Ram, a teen reporter for CBC Kids News, posed a question to Lowry : "Mr. Lowry

TORONTO – Raptors star Kyle Lowry has a great story of perseverance and determination. As Canada ’s only NBA team, Toronto represents the entire country. The love for Lowry here is But he wasn’t ready for a child reporter to ask today, “How does it feel to be an icon all over Canada to kids ?”

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The Raptors will be national heroes in Canada if they can finish off the Warriors in the NBA Finals and bring home the team's first championship.

Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry got a taste of the adulation to come at a media conference this weekend. Arjun Ram, a teen reporter for CBC Kids News, posed a question to Lowry: "Mr. Lowry, how does it feel to be an icon all over Canada to kids?"

Lowry chuckled a couple of times, shook his head, put his head in his hands and seemed genuinely surprised.

"That's a crazy question — I ain't never been asked that one," Lowry said.

Lowry quickly recovered.

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Raptors star Kyle Lowry has thoughtful answer to youngster's question about his status as an ' icon ' at NBA Finals press conference. Lowry may not be comfortable thinking about his legacy on the court, but a kid reporter's question “Mr. Lowry , how does it feel to be an icon all over Canada to kids

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"I'll put it this way. I was once a kid," Lowry said. "I was once in your shoes. And to be able to know kids one day will want to be like me, I hold myself to a super-high standard. And I want kids and I want you to see a man that's really professional about his business, but at the same time he's still fun and loving and everything else."

After Lowry answered the question, another reporter started to ask something, but Lowry interrupted.

"That's a crazy question. You can't beat that question," he said. "You can't beat that question. You can try, but you can't beat that question."

Lowry, who averaged 14.2 points per game in the regular season, has scored 16.5 ppg against the Warriors.

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Kyle Lowry didn’t know what to say when CBC Kids News contributor Arjun Ram asked him what it meant to be an icon for Canadian kids . Lowry then challenged the next reporter to ask him a question as good as Arjun’s. “You can try, but you can’t beat that question,” Lowry said with a smile.

Lowry , who turned and looked at the fan as play continued, was pushed by a minority owner of the Goldden State Warriors in last season's NBA Finals when he dove into the stands under similar The Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James and Anthony Davis were joined by the Clippers' Kawhi Leonard

The Raptors, who lead the Warriors 3-1 in the NBA Finals, can clinch in front of their home fans at Scotiabank Arena in Game 5 Monday night. Game time is 9 p.m. ET.

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