The 2015-16 season is completely in the books for the Toronto Raptors. We're already talking about the NBA Draft, the recent contract extension given to coach Dwane Casey, and the future of the team's numerous free agents.
Nevertheless, Kyle Lowry, NBA All-Star, All-NBA third teamer, and the Raptors' best player, does have one more thing to say.
It's a nice thank you to the fans! Have a read:
To Our Fans... pic.twitter.com/vwQxQ2NzsA— Kyle Lowry (@Klow7) June 2, 2016
Say it with me now: Awwwwww.
While our most recent memories of Lowry are of the sometimes rocky post-season run of play he put forth, we should keep in mind that he was, over 102 games, the undisputed best player on the team. His regular season was absolutely marvellous far more often than it was not. And games like his outing in Game 7 against Miami, which should stand as one of the best games in franchise history, act as moving testaments to his greatness. That game in particular was the signature Lowry game, which will continue to remind us of a very basic fact: The biggest reason the Raptors reached the level they did in the 2015-16 was Lowry.
So I think it's fair to say after a 56-win regular season and an almost miraculous run to the Eastern Conference Finals: No Kyle, thank you.