ALL-STAR to ZERO POINTS - The TRUTH About Kyle Lowry's PLAY-OFF Career and What to do NEXT

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  • Published: 15 April 2019
  • Ben Rogers and Ryker Richard break down the truth about Kyle Lowry's past play-off performances and what the Raptors should do after his zero point performance in game one


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Comments • 343

  • siakama son
    siakama son  2 months back

    Had to come back here to delete my comment on kyle

    • Calvin Wong
      Calvin Wong  2 months back

      Where you guys at!!!!! Thank you raptors. seriously you guys need to give some respect to Chuck(Barkley) for giving propz to TAronto. his favorite city.

      • Deven James
        Deven James  2 months back

        it is a huge choke when an all star hits 0 points and doesn't even have amazing defence on him(did Orlando even gameplan to shut him down?), an all star who couldn't put up 4 frigging points during a rough game...come on dude all we needed was 4-5 points

        • Harriet Lee
          Harriet Lee  2 months back

          3 pt shooting is not reliable, you only do it when opportunity comes. you can't make every point a 3 point shooting? simply statistic! what wrong with you guys. you don't expect the ball to fall every time he tries a 3 point?. it is up to the player to make smart choices at.cruscial moment. if he can't that means he either panic at.big.moments or he is not patient. that simple. nurse has no plan. he sends his guys out by meelly meelly myly mo ! ha, ha.

          • Raptors Nation
            Raptors Nation  2 months back

            The Raptors don't need to shoot no 30-40 brick 3 pointers, they should be driving in trying to score or getting the contact if their game is off from the 3. it is common fucking sense.. this game felt like the Rockets semi finals last season. and these refs are hoes they need to start giving us our foul calls.

            • Raptors Nation
              Raptors Nation  2 months back

              i swear to god if Lowry dont show up tonight im fighting him, im running my ass on the court and squaring up... fuck that.

              • About Time
                About Time  2 months back

                I’m glad you showed this bizarre photo of Lowry with the towel around his head an hoodie up around his face. WTF. He adopted this late in the season and it looks bizarre and concerning. Withdrawn.

                • Fran
                  Fran  2 months back

                  Signing Lowry to that massive contract was Masai's greatest mistake as a GM, undisputed.

                  • ryan48888
                    ryan48888  2 months back

                    What's unfair about calling a guy shit in the playoffs. He's shit in the fucking playoffs. Stop making excuses. What are you married to the guy or something. We should of got Connolly for him

                    • foundaz
                      foundaz  2 months back

                      Succumbing to the greatness of Lebron james is a poor excuse. Most teams last season took him to 7 games. Just stop making Lebron as an excuse to get finger blasted in the asshole each time the playoffs arrive. Lowry isn't going to bounce back after one game, it took him 2 months to bounce back this season.

                      • Leland Judsyn
                        Leland Judsyn  2 months back

                        I would give more of his minutes to Meeks. He is making some shots.

                        • Martin Humphreys
                          Martin Humphreys  2 months back

                          No but guys. This broken record plays every dang year. Stop find excuses. IT IS NO UNFAIR. STOOOOOOOP

                          • Martin Humphreys
                            Martin Humphreys  2 months back

                            He would be excused if there wouldn’t be an isolated case. EVERY YEAR. EVERY YEAS. HES TOO INCONSISTENT.

                            • Martin Humphreys
                              Martin Humphreys  2 months back

                              He ain’t a playoff player. No fkgn excuses. Last two months, with v few exceptions, his percentages are poor. HE FORCES HIS SHOTS. MINIBASKET KIDS KNOW TO STOP FORCING THE THREES WHEN THE GAMEDAY IS A BIG NO! U don’t win with a +/- wake up

                              • RealNPoetic
                                RealNPoetic  2 months back

                                I want to see a lineup of Siakam Kawhi green Meeks and gasol at some point or mccaw Siakam Kawhi Meeks green

                                • Anthony Mcfarlane
                                  Anthony Mcfarlane  2 months back

                                  It’s all about adjustments if Nick can’t put in players at the time needed it’s gonna be a short run and it feels like because Bron is not in the east it’s as if the team feels that they’re a shoe in for the finals

                                  • Blake Woodcrest
                                    Blake Woodcrest  2 months back

                                    Forget that trade talk business, waste of time and breath.

                                    As a veteran player and coaching staff, recognize that there’s a necessity to go to the hole. If he’s hurt, at least run screens for Green Ranger - something that they should have been doing since pre-season.

                                    Danny Green is NOT being utilized properly, I’ll argue this with anyone. Augustine is an NBA player on a playoff team, but they shouldn’t allow him to control the game, which he did.

                                    It’s playoff time, Nurse needs to be more vocal and have more body language - Vucavich fouled the crap out of Kawhi on that last Augustine 3...

                                    • Alexander Nakamura
                                      Alexander Nakamura  2 months back

                                      Lol Raptors ain't going nowhere with this bum on the court. The man played trash period. Defensively he got blown by almost everyone he was guarding

                                      • Elias Abdulahad
                                        Elias Abdulahad  2 months back

                                        IM SELLING RAPTORS TICKETS COMMENT IF YOUR INTRESTED!!!

                                        • Devon Smith
                                          Devon Smith  2 months back

                                          Kyle is our point guard. Quit all this BS talk.spport the man. Yall better come correct when he drops 25 tomorrow

                                          • Tang Tang
                                            Tang Tang  2 months back

                                            lol ive been an Lowry fan forever. This guy hot garbage in big moments. Only hits shots in playoffs when we down 30 in garbage time

                                            • Getyourbreaduppp
                                              Getyourbreaduppp  2 months back

                                              Ibaka should start next game (need to set tone defensively) we forget that Ibaka has 2 game winners this year and has been clutch for us defensively.

                                              • Illmatic Mobile
                                                Illmatic Mobile  2 months back

                                                Ben And Ryker are like the the white families that come buy up all the expensive playoff tickets from the real fans and are the primary source for all the nervous tension in the air during home playoff games. The ones that leave 15 minutes prior to a game to beat the traffic on the 400 back to keswick and barrie.

                                                • Schuyler Savage
                                                  Schuyler Savage  2 months back

                                                  “Let’s bring on our resident biased fan of said player to defend the player” lol..who cares what someone who has Lowry as their favorite player is going to say? Lowry has had a few good playoff games during the course of his career, like of course he has, no one sucks every single game, but more often than not he performs and produces at a lower level in the playoffs that he does in the reg. Look at it this way: regular season, Kyle Lowry is an all star, playoffs, he is an average starter at his best, other than a few outliers. Like dude, when he gets praise for scoring 15 points in a playoff game the way he has been at times, that clearly tells you all you need to know. All stars are supposed to get better in the playoffs, like, you know that dude injured in Washington who everyone hates on even before his injury? Well that dude has career averages of 19 and 9( same as HOF Isiah Joan’s) and his career playoff averages are even better. +
                                                  Oh, and his last 2 playoff runs? 26 and 12 and 5 and 2 and 1 on 45 percent shooting. Oh and he’s the only player in nba history with 3 series averaging over 25 and 10 apg..but how many people still don’t give him any credit yet y’all talk about Lowry like he’s just perfect or CP3 or something and make so many excuses. Wall, curry, kyrie, they get better in the playoffs. Lowry? HA! How is this dude more than a 2 time all star?? And how the fuck did he make it this year? On ok actually the easy guards were really not too special this year at playoff time, epsciallt with Wall and victor down, so I guess that’s fine that he snuck in. But dudes, don’t be biased, Lowry is a solid role player in the playoffs most games, and nothing more. Oh and I’m not biased towards wall , I’m actually from Boston and my team is the Celtics, but I call it like I see it and I educate myself. I’m wrong at times like everyone, but I’m never intentionally hiding truths from myself that would hurt the standing of one of my “favorite” players. What’s the fun in that? It’s embarrassing

                                                  • curtisjholt
                                                    curtisjholt  2 months back

                                                    Ryker consistently has the worst takes. He was flaming Kawhi for not playing back to backs in December. Flamed Gasol post trade, hyped Lin and just generally goes hyperbolic on a game to game reaction as if that has any bearing over what a player has done with a large sample size. Thank you Ben for repeatedly being a voice of reason.

                                                    • tranformersaddiction
                                                      tranformersaddiction  2 months back

                                                      I STOPPED LISTENING AFTER YOU BLAMED KAWHI. YOU GUYS ARE TOO USED TO LOWRY'S MEDIOCRITY. WAKE UP.

                                                      • foundaz
                                                        foundaz  2 months back

                                                        Everybody is at fault according his fanboys. Fred, Ibaka, Gasol, Kawhi, Pascal taking 24 shots. The delusion is amazing. All they have to hang their on to is that +11 and the assists he gave those guys points dont that get credit for

                                                    • roberto cameron
                                                      roberto cameron  2 months back

                                                      WE THE SOUTH 🤷‍♂️ #MAGIC

                                                      • Camu C
                                                        Camu C  2 months back

                                                        People aren’t calling them chokers for losing to lebron. People are calling them chokers for not even coming close. Getting swept while the other teams in the east took lebron to 7 games. Cmon now

                                                        • Camu C
                                                          Camu C  2 months back

                                                          How can you even defend Lowry after last game? Typical delusional raptors fan.

                                                          • Richard Yao
                                                            Richard Yao  2 months back

                                                            DJ scored on Lowry 4 times... start Lin

                                                          • wyswyg Sommer
                                                            wyswyg Sommer  2 months back

                                                            Too much burden for Lowry. Give JLin 20 min to play.

                                                            • iterencei
                                                              iterencei  2 months back

                                                              kyle will be back. though.. i think toronto is giving him the next game to come back before they make changes. low key pissed that Lin didn't play any minutes. let the man contribute. tired of people calling his game trash. he's a solid hooper and def would have contributed a few buckets. everyone talking bout plus/minus. iunno if that such a great stat to look at sometimes... feels inaccurate at times. feel free to prove me wrong

                                                              • K2s Garnett
                                                                K2s Garnett  2 months back

                                                                you guys have such s low basketball iq its ridiculous

                                                                • Sharron Greer
                                                                  Sharron Greer  2 months back

                                                                  Y'all are talking about "a few years back" but he is so much older not. When is the Raps org and you all going to address this? He shouldn't be starting a game in the playoffs. He's old.

                                                                  • Vincent Wilson
                                                                    Vincent Wilson  2 months back

                                                                    Since hes a playmaker and not the primary scoring threat, I'm happy with him scoring 10-15 pts a game, any less is very concerning for a starting guard.

                                                                    • Jonathan L
                                                                      Jonathan L  2 months back

                                                                      Can't pay a guy 3 year $100m only for him to be afraid to take a shot in the playoffs. The guy sucks and the raps should give up a pick(if necessary) to rid themselves of that horrid contract. Fred is better than him anyway

                                                                      • Tydal
                                                                        Tydal  2 months back

                                                                        Bruh the worst thing about these two days between games is that your constantly thinking about what if’s in game 1

                                                                        • Rahim Clarke
                                                                          Rahim Clarke  2 months back

                                                                          I want to be on the next debate! Make this happen lol

                                                                          • MrGreatness90
                                                                            MrGreatness90  2 months back

                                                                            If hes not being aggressive in the first game of a playoff series and isnt taking open shots then its not going to hlp much if the coach tells him to shoot more. When a players confidence is low it rarely helps when you say buck up and also we need you to drop 30 tonight. All he needs is to stop overthinking. Go out play his game and if its working great if not come out and maybe fred can get shit rolling. I know whenever i attempt basketball when its going good i get the irrational confidence that i can make every shot and grab every board type thing. When its going bad ( which is more often then not) every little mistake starts compounding on each other then i get into my own head a bit at which point I am no longer of any use to my team lol. I feel kyle is similar bc when hes on he changes the game. But when he starts the game poorly it usually just gets wrst

                                                                            • Peter Aziz
                                                                              Peter Aziz  2 months back

                                                                              So I agree with you guys I too was too harsh of Lowry over the last game.. we don’t need him anymore like in past years to score and be a serious offensive threat but he still needs to be aggressive and be a threat..

                                                                              Definitely gotta see an overal increase in urgency and aggression from the raps in the rest of the series.. solid podcast again fellas !

                                                                              • Abeisgreat1
                                                                                Abeisgreat1  2 months back

                                                                                Giannis scores 24 points and bucks win the game. Kawhi has 25 points and it's his fault we loose? You are reaching ricker

                                                                                • Abeisgreat1
                                                                                  Abeisgreat1  2 months back

                                                                                  In the playoffs mid-range shots wins you games. Teams are guarding the paint and the 3 point line. Take what the defense gives ypu

                                                                                  • Lkbandz
                                                                                    Lkbandz  2 months back

                                                                                    He’s tramatized by lebron 😂😂

                                                                                    • 888kaddy
                                                                                      888kaddy  2 months back

                                                                                      No, we need Lowry to accumulate 12 or more assists per game and we need great defence. We need other players to make 66% of their wide open shots.
                                                                                      They are pros they need to make open shots. If threes aren't falling shoot twos but make something every possession. Kawhi sure gets fouled almost every trip down the floor. Officials are either blind or are making a bit on the side Tim style.

                                                                                      • Wongtonsoup34
                                                                                        Wongtonsoup34  2 months back

                                                                                        Was it just me or did his jumper look different? After his first few misses, I was skeptical of his form, it looked odd compared to before. Let me know your thoughts.

                                                                                        • Jordan Tanner
                                                                                          Jordan Tanner  2 months back

                                                                                          All the Kyle haters will hop off once he has a good game , yes he cost us but man he’s still out PG support the man , he’s clearly battling injury the more we bash him the more it’s gonna hurt his confidence nothing like kicking a man while he’s already down because that’s gonna help him play better

                                                                                          • Other Alejandro
                                                                                            Other Alejandro  2 months back

                                                                                            Trade Lowry, Get something back, and start looking for Irving at that position

                                                                                            • David Williams
                                                                                              David Williams  2 months back

                                                                                              I don’t care what this team has to do, but we CANNOT lose this first round. That will completely destroy this ball club.