The NBA announced reserves tonight for the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February 16. To the surprise of absolutely no one who’s watched a Raptors game this season, Kyle Lowry has been named to the team for the sixth time in his career.
Lowry joins fellow East reserves Jimmy Butler, Domantas Sabonis, Bam Adebayo, Jayson Tatum, Ben Simmons, and Khris Middleton. The 14 reserves from both conferences will now be put in a pool and be selected to teams by All-Star captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo next Thursday following the selection of starters.
At the age of 33 and with a championship under his belt, Lowry hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. He’s averaged 19.8 points per game on 41.% shooting, including 34.4% from three, while adding 7.4 assists and 4.6 rebounds.
During a critical stretch with injuries to Marc Gasol, Pascal Siakam, and Norman Powell, Lowry carried the team to continued success — as they sit in the second seed in the Eastern Conference as we publish this. Lowry also surpassed Jose Calderon for the franchise record in assists just this week.
Now’s the time to give it up again for the best player in franchise history. Congrats on yet another honour, Kyle.