KEY POINTS

  • Kyle Lowry got a Facetime call from rapper Drake after their win on Wednesday
  • Lowry is one of the most sought-after targets in this season's trade deadline
  • Lowry played the last nine seasons for the Toronto Raptors

If this is indeed the last time that Raports fans see Kyle Lowry donning the franchise's Toronto colors, then he definitely goes out with a bang. 

With the trade deadline just mere hours away, the six-time NBA All-Star potentially played his final game with the Raptors on Wednesday, scoring eight points to go along with five rebounds and nine assists in over 33 minutes of action in a 135-111 win over the Denver Nuggets. 

During the post-game press conference, Lowry even got a Facetime call from one of the Raptors biggest high-profile fans in multi-platinum rapper Drake.

One of the most beloved players on the Raptors’ roster, Lowry spent the last nine seasons in “The Six” and was with the team through a lot of ups and downs. 

Lowry’s early years with the Raptors were marked by a playoff heartbreak as he and former running-mate DeMar DeRozan could not seem to get over the LeBron James hump. 

During the 2019 postseason, however, Lowry and the Raptors finally broke through and made it to the NBA Finals, thanks to the otherworldly efforts of Kawhi Leonard.

The Raptors would go on to end the Golden State Warriors dynasty and win their first NBA championship. 

READ ALSO: LOOK: Most Impactful Trade Deadline Moves In NBA History

In his nine-year career in Toronto, Lowry averaged 17.6 points. 7.1 assists, and 4.9 rebounds per outing. This season, he is putting up nightly marks of 17.6 points, 7.4 assists, and 5.6 rebounds per game. 

Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors Photo: Getty Images | Michael Reaves
The 35-year old Lowry is currently one of the most talked-about trade targets in this season’s trade deadline, and among the teams interested to acquire him include the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat. 

The Lakers are currently missing the services of franchise stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis, and are reportedly open to shipping out some of their key rotation pieces in order to get Lowry. 

READ ALSO: NBA News: Championship-Caliber Cast Could Be Formed Using This Season's Injured Players

The Heat, who are underperforming following last season’s bridesmaid finish, are also looking to add Lowry to a core that has Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo. 

Another favorite to possibly make a move for Lowry is his hometown team--the Philadelphia 76ers.