Announced earlier today, Kyle Lowry joins Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, and Klay Thompson as the All-NBA guards for the 2015-16 season.
pls ignore the tears in my eyes for the love of my life kyle lowry making an all-nba team pic.twitter.com/dvPOqoJN3q— Ty Rupee Singh (@IamHarshDave) May 26, 2016
Although he was the second-lowest vote getter of the fifteen names on the list, it's a well-deserved honour for the orchestrator and focal point of the Raptors' franchise record season.
Lowry joins Vince Carter and Chris Bosh as the only Raptors to ever be named to an All-NBA team in the Franchise's 21-year history. Combining that with his two consecutive starting nods at the All Star game, the past two years have been a culmination of hard work, opportunity and a player finally finding his footing in the NBA.
For all the cynicism and negativity that the Raptors have inspired over the years, Kyle Lowry's sudden rise to the cusp of stardom has been an awesome story to see unfold. We should all be elated for him.