Kyle Lowry’s surly on-court demeanor and curtness with the media apparently don’t make him any less likable among his peers.
At Monday’s NBA Awards, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki took home the Tyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year award; Lowry finished eight in voting, fifth in first-place votes with 31.
Voting for Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year shows how special 2011 champion Mavs' locker room was. pic.twitter.com/08YMz0Drvr— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) June 27, 2017
Lowry finishing so high in a league-wide vote obviously speaks highly of his reputation around the NBA. You could also construe it almost as a mild surprise considering the curmudgeonly brashness he appears to carry himself with from an outside perspective.
Evidently, you don’t need a to be a walking teddy bear to be respected and well-liked.