He appears in a much slimmer frame now. The fans have already seen the latest photo of Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry in Kyle O Quinn‘s Instagram account.
After the initial shock of the new look comes the question: why? The mystery behind Lowry’s elevation to the stature of All-Star last season lied in his power and pressure he was capable of putting on rival guards. His stout built helped in the purpose to some extent.
So, why would he lose weight?
“It started during last season, and even before that,” he said. “I sat with my wife, and she said ‘you were always at your best in your college weight.’ The saying is, the older you get, the lighter you’ve got to be. I think Ray Allen did a great job, and Chauncey Billups too.”
But is he getting older now?
“I’m getting to the point where I’m little bit older. I am still younger, bu getting a little bit older, and i can pick and chose how i want my body to look and feel. It’s good to understand your body. I want to be special. At the end of the day it’s all about me and how I feel and what I can provide my team and family,” clarified Lowry.
The Raptors’ guard is confident that his new frame won’t hamper his on-court exploits.
“Who says I won’t be physical? I am still lifting, still moving the same way I used to. So there is no chance in that. I am going to play the best basketball I can play. I have always tried to be stronger than others and a bigger bully. People are making a big deal out of something. I’ve always worked hard. This is just me changing up the way I do it, the way I dieted and the way I eat, the way I grind. I’ve always worked hard, it’s just now I’m smarter and older and I know how to work.”
Good news for Raptors’ fans – Lowry is preparing himself for an 82-game season and a longer playoff run.