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NBA Finals: Raptors' Kyle Lowry called 'icon' by kid reporter

By Jake Elman
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry is one win away from his first NBA Finals championship. Photo by Mark Goldman/UPI
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry is one win away from his first NBA Finals championship. Photo by Mark Goldman/UPI | License Photo

June 10 (UPI) -- Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry was asked about his "icon" status by a child reporter during an NBA Finals press conference.

Lowry, 33, spoke to reporters during a media availability session on Sunday's off day. A young journalist with CBC Kids News was handed the microphone.

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"Mr. Lowry, how does it feel to be an icon all over Canada to kids?" the child asked.

The question caught Lowry, a five-time NBA All-Star, off-guard. He called it a "crazy question" before taking a moment to consider his response.

"I was once a kid," Lowry said. "I was once in your shoes, and to be able to know kids one day will want to be like me, I hold myself to a super-high standard."

Lowry joked no other reporter would have a better question.

"You can try, but you can't beat that question," Lowry said.

Lowry and the Raptors can clinch their first NBA title with a win over the Golden State Warriors at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Monday night. Game 5 begins at 9 p.m. and will air on ABC.

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