Raptors’ Kyle Lowry’s bold claim about NBA’s Orlando plan
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry had some high praise for the NBA’s bubble set-up at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando.
“I’m a big fan of how everything has come together and to see the work that the league has put in and the time they’ve put in,” the six-time All-Star said on a conference call on Monday.
Lowry lauded the league’s attention to detail and the safety precautions that have been instituted, calling the protocols “unbelievable”. His satisfaction has him feeling optimistic about the resumed season running smoothly over the next three months.
“Our health and safety measures have been top notch, I think this thing will work perfectly, I think the league, the player’s association has done a great job — a phenomenal job — of making sure that we’re doing everything that we can possibly do to make sure that we’re healthy, we’re safe and we’re in an environment where we can be successful and to do our jobs at a high level,” the veteran point guard said.
Lowry has reason to project positivity, considering he was one of the architects who helped conceive of the plan. Lowry, like he does on the court, has taken a leadership role within the confines of Disney World, too.
“[Lowry] was a big part with the Players Association of getting us here and obviously again, he’s a leader and he was a part of that,” Raptors head coach Nick Nurse said. “And having him as the guy who’s kind of setting the example — he’ll say to these guys, ‘take this stuff seriously, take these protocols seriously, let’s be smart and let’s do it’ and I think it certainly resonates with the rest of the team.”