Danny Green reveals Kyle Lowry’s grandmother passed away around 2019 NBA Finals
Toronto Raptors shooting guard Danny Green has revealed that All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry’s grandmother passed away around the 2019 NBA Finals.
Green says Lowry didn’t tell a lot of people and kept continuing to play.
“The crazy thing is – nobody knew this – he kind of did it, he kept it under wraps and nobody knew but I think his grandmother had passed,” Green said of Lowry, via Arun Srinivasan of Yahoo Sports Canada.
“I meant to send him a text to send him my condolences. Nobody knew about it and he continued to play, and play really well with that probably on his mind, on his back, or whatever. He came out aggressive in the way we needed him to.”
Lowry confirmed to Green after the show was recorded that his grandmother died.
Lowry played with a heavy heart in the Finals and it showed on the court. The Raptors’ floor general averaged 16.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 7.2 assists in the Finals while shooting 42.5 percent from the field, 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free-throw line.
All of Toronto is praying for Lowry right now. He’s the longest tenured player on the Raptors and a fan favorite. Stay strong, Kyle.