VIDEO // A Sad Kyle Lowry is Still Doing His Pregame Handshake with an Imaginary DeRozan
This is really sad 😢
Kyle Lowry misses DeMar DeRozan. Like, a lot. The former Toronto Raptors teammates were together for years and became one of the best backcourts in the NBA. In a sign of their shared bond, the two had a handshake they would do before every tipoff. We think you know what’s coming next: prior to Toronto’s season opener, Lowry was caught on camera doing the handshake…without DeRozan.
Think Kyle is missing DeMar? He’s still doing the handshake routine they used to do before a game pic.twitter.com/VcJv7yRVAn
— Yahoo Canada Sports (@YahooCASports) October 18, 2018
This is just sad.
It’s one thing if he did the handshake with another teammate as a way of passing on the torch or something. But to do the handshake alone? Talk about not being able to let go.
We haven’t talked enough about how the DeMar DeRozan trade affected Kyle Lowry. He avoided calls and texts from Masai Ujiri all offseason, he didn’t talk to Kawhi Leonard until Media Day and now there’s this. Lowry is bummed that his best friend is gone. https://t.co/AU9YsfgMkf
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) October 18, 2018
DeRozan was traded to the San Antonio Spurs in a landscape-changing deal that sent Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to the Raptors during the NBA’s otherwise-sleepy summer months. Lowry has not been a fan of the trade and has avoided welcoming his new teammates, clearly still affected by the loss of his buddy.
Someone please make a handshake with Lowry, or at least give him a hug.