Raptors star Kyle Lowry drops hilarious remark on getting honorary doctorate degree
It’s not every day that an NBA star gets an honorary doctorate and Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors knows this. The 35-year-old is poised to get his own honorary award from the Acadia University in Nova Scotia, and he’s starting his doctorate career with an epic remark fitting for any respectable academic.
“It ain’t official yet but when it’s official I will not respond to anything other than Dr. Lowry,” the Raptors point guard stated, via Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports.
When asked what kind of doctor he’ll be, Lowry responded: “Doctor of Greatness.”
Aye aye, Dr. Lowry.
The six-time All-Star will be one of seven distinguished fellows that have been included in the Acadia University Class of 2021 as honorary doctorates. Kyle Lowry will be joining other established individuals from different fields like former Prime Minster Paul Martin and Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang, to name a few (h/t Sportsnet).
Lowry was chosen to be part of the esteemed list of awardees for his part in the Raptors’ historic run in the 2018-19 Season, during which he led the franchise to their first-ever championship crown in the NBA.
Unfortunately, the Raptors have been on a rocky downward slope since lifting the Larry O’Brien trophy in June of 2019. Injuries have been center stage for the past few seasons, which has dampened the progress of the team, especially this 2020-21 campaign. More recently, Lowry has been at the forefront of all these health issues with a nagging toe infection.
But according to Dr. Lowry himself, he’s good to go and he “very, very, very well rested“.
I asked Lowry about his rest nights – if they're managing the toe infection, whether it's been a collaborative decision and what the plan is for the remainder of the season: "(Laughs) Let's put this way, I'm very well rested. I'm very healthy and I'm very, very, very well rested"
— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) April 22, 2021