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Raptors’ Kyle Lowry Losing All-Star Votes Due To Fans Misspelling His Name at an Alarming Rate
Just one year after being named a starter for the mid-season exhibition, Toronto Raptors PG Kyle Lowry currently ranks sixth overall among Eastern Conference guards in the NBA All-Star vote, less than 1,000 votes behind Derrick Rose of the New York Knicks.
It’s not because Rose or others are having a better year than him, but because fans can’t seem to spell his name correctly.
Despite being in the league for years, fans are voting for ‘Kyle Lowery’ instead of ‘Kyle Lowry’.
Oh boy pic.twitter.com/olYG49XMDR
— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) January 5, 2017
Maybe fans are confusing Kyle Lowry with ‘Mike Lowery’ in the hit 1995 movie ‘Bad Boys’.
— 2017 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) January 5, 2017
Lowry is averaging 22.5 points on 47.7 percent shooting from the field and 44.5 percent from beyond the arc, along with 7 assists, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.5 steals in 37.1 minutes per game.