As soon as May 9 rolls around, Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry will only answer to Dr. Lowry.
That’s because on May 9, the 35-year-old will be one of seven people receiving an honorary doctorate from Acadia University, located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.
"It ain’t official yet, but when it’s official, you’ll only, only say that as my name. Just so you know, I will not respond to anything other than Dr. Lowry," Lowry said post-game Monday.
When asked what kind of doctor he was going to be by Doug Smith of The Toronto Star, Lowry responded with “Doctor of Greatness,” which sounds about right to me. Lowry also stated that he is “taking Alex's [McKechnie’s] job.”
McKechnie is the Raptors’ Vice-President of Player Health and Performance, and I’m pretty sure he isn’t a Doctor of Greatness.
"When I get my doctorate, you will not get a response unless you call me doctor. Not yet, not yet, you're good though," Lowry added.
After missing 10 of Toronto’s last 11 contests, Lowry returned for Wednesday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets. Lowry posted 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists in the team’s 114-103 victory.
Lowry has mastered everything that could've come his way on the basketball court, so it's only fitting that he gets an honorary doctorate too. During his time with the Raptors, he's become the greatest player in franchise history and that's fitting of the honorific title, if you ask us.
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