Kyle Lowry passes Vince Carter for 3rd on Raptors’ all-time scoring list
Atlanta Hawks veteran Vince Carter is one of the most iconic players in the Toronto Raptors’ 25-year-long history, but All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry just passed him on the franchise’s all-time scoring leaderboard.
On Friday night against the Indiana Pacers, Lowry passed Carter for third on the Raptors’ all-time scoring
Kyle Lowry, who recently became the Raptors all-time leader in assists, just passed Vince Carter for 3rd on the franchise scoring list. He should catch Bosh (2nd) early next season. At his current pace, he’d need another 3-4 healthy seasons in Toronto to break DeRozan’s record.
— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) February 8, 2020
Lowry only trails former longtime backcourt teammate DeMar DeRozan, who was traded to the San Antonio Spurs two summers ago, and future Hall of Fame power forward Chris Bosh on the franchise scoring list.
The All-Sta point guard also recently became the Raptors’ sole leader in assists, cementing his status as a key part of the team’s history — which include low times, medium times (losing to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the postseason consecutive years), and finally high times when they won their first-ever title in 2019.
Carter, retiring at the conclusion of the 2019-20 season, was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the fifth overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft and traded to Toronto on draft night. He later turned into the Rookie of the Year with the Raptors.
Vince Carter spent the first six and a half years in the north, forming a once-inseparable duo with then fellow youngster guard Tracy McGrady. Unfortunately, the duo split apart, with Carter going to the New Jersey Nets and T-Mac to the Orlando Magic.
Regardless, Kyle Lowry continues to make history for the Raptors, who hope to defend their title and repeat as champions in the spring. They are currently in a good spot, second in the Eastern Conference behind the powerful Milwaukee Bucks.