The Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry are one of the better backcourts in basketball. The two have had a lot of success together, including leading the Raptors to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2016.
Coming into tonight’s action, the Raptors have the second-best record in the Eastern Conference.
During most of their time together in Toronto, DeRozan and Lowry have been inseparable. However, during their first year in Toronto, DeRozan and Lowry barely talked. As transcribed by Adrian Wojnarowski, here is what DeRozan said:
“My first year with Kyle (Lowry), (we) didn’t say a word to one another,” DeRozan told the WOJ Podcast. “We didn’t speak. We didn’t have a conversation. We didn’t hang out. We didn’t go eat. We didn’t sit next to each other. Nothing! I didn’t have his phone number. Nothing!”
Ultimately, DeRozan and Lowry became the best of friends. DeRozan talks about his relationship with Lowry at the 11:16 mark: