Kyle Lowry is Philadelphia born and raised, and played his college basketball at nearby Villanova. You think that would earn him some credibility when he returns to play in his hometown, right?
Nope. Apparently, as Lowry walked off the court following the Toronto Raptors’ 110-104 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, he was heckled by a local fan — not that it seemed to bother him much. He’s Philly through and through.
"It's Philadelphia. I respect it, I love it,” said Lowry. “Cause when I come home... I'm going to be here so, they got a problem, they can find me.”
Why they’re booing one of their city’s own, we’re not so sure. We guess that playoff exit last season really stung.
Unfortunately, since Lowry returned from injury, the Raptors have been on a three-game losing streak, sliding from their perch near the top of the Eastern Conference to around the middle of the pack and being overtaken by the 76ers in the standings.