Kyle Lowry interview quotes from NBA All-Star weekend
February 17, 2017
Below are Raptors and East All-Star guard Kyle Lowry interview quotes from Friday at 2017 NBA All-Star weekend:
Question: Kyle, you've had a very productive season.
You're in the All-Star Game. What's it been like this
It's been a fun year. It's been a fun
year. It's been a year of growth, a year of ups and
downs for us and the team. Every time I get to play
basketball, it's fun. It's been a blessing to be able to go
out there and do my job every night.
Question: The Raptors made a big trade, getting
Serge Ibaka. Are you consulted on decisions like this, or
is it just the general manager letting you know that
now the team has a new player?
I'm not consulted. That's not my job.
My job is to play. At the end of the day, my job is to go
out there and play basketball. So for us, at the end of
the day, it's about going out there and doing our job.
So when they make a decision, we go out there and
make it work.
Question: What's it like having to say goodbye to a
teammate [Terrence Ross] in the middle of the
It's tough because it's a guy I watched
grow up. I've known him now 4 1/2 years, and we've
become close. He got close to my family, and I got
close to his family. But it's a business. Hopefully, he'll
have success. It's a new chapter for us both.
Question: How is this third year as an All-Star different for
you, from previous All-Star years?
I'm still excited. I still get a chance to
be around all these All-Stars and get all you guys to
interview me. And getting the opportunity to just be
here, it's a blessing. It's earned. It's where I want to
be. Every time I come, I'm happy. The last few years,
it's been fun to me. This year I get to come off the
bench. So I'll be a little bit more relaxed this year. It
will be fun.
Question: Does it mean more to you when you get voted --
you get voted by the fans, but when you come off
the bench, you're basically voted by the coaches.
Either way, I'm happy to be here. The
coaches, that just shows the respect they have for you,
and it's how you lead the team. I've always been a guy
that's worked hard, and I think the coaches see that.
Being voted by the coaches, it's an honor. Being voted
by the fans is an honor. In this situation, a lot of people
-- for me, having both now, it's pretty cool to be voted by the coaches knowing they respect what you've done
for your team.
Question: If you could pick your all time starting All-Star
team, who would make the starting five?
You've got to give me time for that.
That's a question -- you go M.J. You go Magic, Vince,
LeBron. You can go A.I. -- there are too many people.
Question: If you could pick your Mount Rushmore of best
shooters in the league, who would you go for?
Best shooters in the league right now?
Steph, Klay, J.J. Redick and -- I don't know.
Question: Kyle, three-point contest. Your style of
shooting, do you have to do anything different to
make sure you have more speed to make sure
you're shooting the same shot every time?
Last year was kind of a rush. I felt like I
kind of rushed through it. I had more time than I
thought. I think now the second time going through it, it
will be a little bit better for me. Three-point contest is
just kind of -- you want to get hot, and you find that
rhythm. If you find the rhythm, then it's over.
Question: Money ball placement. Any thoughts about that
I don't know yet. I've got two spots on
the floor. I haven't picked one yet, maybe top or left