Look, I get it. Everyone loves a juicy punchline, and Kyle Lowry's thicc ass has been unable to squeeze one damn good one dry, postseason and pathetic postseason, for quite some time now. For that reason, I couldn't imagine myself asking the following when he tried to go through a defender's legs on the final possession of a one-score playoff game a mere month and a half ago...
That being said, are we so stuck in our same old storylines that we'll ignore the entirety of what was an otherwise excellent performance by the Raptors' guard who has been tirelessly trying to rewrite the book on 'Playoff Lowry' under a far different genre and shame him for one missed shot free of circumstance? The internet, as it's one to do, is still having fun with what was soon determined to be a brilliantly blocked shot as though it were some sort of blooper, and I can't help but wonder what Kyle Lowry ever did to its users other than provide them the type of annual comedic content they figured to last forever...
On first glance, I thought Draymond Green made a hell of a contest on a buzzer-beater that could have brought Toronto a title, so I was hardly surprised to learn that he got finger on a ball that ended up sailing about 30 yards South of bringing an NBA championship to the North. That begs the question, how ignorant and uncreative must you be to still be taking to Twitter as if it were some sort of wide-open jumper that left Kyle Lowry's hands and took a direct, behind-the-backboard path to a neighboring province?
I'm far from innocent when it comes to taking liberties in an effort to mock professional sports' easiest targets, but when they ferociously fight back on a stage as big as that of the NBA Finals, I refuse to be willfully blind in sticking to an overdone script in pushing an unapologetic agenda. Kyle Lowry was great last night and he's been very good this series. Ignoring one of the better defensive plays you'll ever see save a season isn't going to change the fact that you're in desperate need of some new material, so you might as well stop making fun now before he's raising the Larry O'Brian trophy like the high school dork who got the last laugh on his way to the bank.