Former Toronto Raptors star point-guard Kyle Lowry will make his long-awaited return to Toronto on Sunday night as a member of the Miami Heat, and the excitement around the city is palpable.
Hours before the highly-anticipated matchup at Scotiabank Arena, a statue of Lowry was pictured at various locations around downtown Toronto, with passing fans snapping photos of and alongside it.
Kyle Lowry statue spotted around downtown Toronto. 👀 pic.twitter.com/A1D2tu2RMe
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) April 3, 2022
While the origins of the statue are unknown, signs point to it being the work of TSN, the Raptors organization, or both.
The lifesize sculpture could be a preview of a future carving of the star guard, to be eventually unveiled outside Scotiabank Arena. In the meantime, this effigy could not escape the predictable jabs and jokes made by fans online.
Ass isn't big enough.
— Scotty (@scotty_burnsem) April 3, 2022
ima go downtown and put some butt pads on that lowry statue y’all want anything?
— trasha (@super_smasha) April 3, 2022
Whoever made this Kyle Lowry statue deserves life in prison pic.twitter.com/vX6jnzeaIm
— Mario & McDaniel Stan Account (@Team__305) April 3, 2022
Are statues like, really hard to make ?
— dillydilly (@ep40hands) April 3, 2022
Great statue but that ain’t Lowry 😭
— blank (@spandexhogtie) April 3, 2022
Though it seems like the majority of the fanbase is at least open to the idea, some still haven’t come around to the idea of honouring the greatest Raptor of all time with a statue.
You telling me Lowry gets a statue before Vince Carter??? https://t.co/HZyyfFCwTA
— 𝙯𝙖𝙮𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙤𝙪𝙧 (@_ZAYONTOUR) April 3, 2022
Kyle Lowry, the greatest raptor. Deserves his jersey retired.
Now, a statue, I feel is for stars with several rings on 1 team.
Just my humble opinion. If others want it, I get it.
— Formed To Create Inc (@prafecy) April 3, 2022
While the idea was a good one, perhaps those responsible with carving the actual statue of the GROAT could use some of the fans’ suggestions after this test run.
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