Kyle Lowry is a guard for the Toronto Raptors in the National Basketball Association. Strictly speaking, the 6-foot guard was not fat. He was described as chunky. However, during the 2016 off-season, he opted to lose weight and have a better looking body. Kyle Lowry’s weight loss was meant to motivate him as he wants to adjust to playing better and longer as he ages.
As a professional player, Kyle spends a lot of time in the gym. During the off-season he spent less time lifting weights, and more time on cardio and endurance.
He says that even with a lighter body, he has no problems with matching up with bigger players. His game has not diminished, and he wanted to play all the 82 games of the regular season, as well as a long playoff.
Kyle has played for 10 years in the NBA. He decided that he needed to be better prepared as he ages. His weight is now at 205 lbs, and leaves him plenty of energy to play longer on the court.
For a guard, there is more running and athleticism required of a player. Kyle wanted to be able to hustle and not lag due to age. He is no longer a 20-year old player. His new weight is part of his maturity.
He played 2 years in college for Villanova, before showing his intent to play in the NBA. He played for the Memphis Grizzlies (2006-2009), Houston Rockets (2009-2012), and the Toronto Raptors, (2012-present).
Kyle entered the 2015 season looking more fit than ever. He lost weight and was visibly leaner. Since then he has played better and has reached career highs for scoring.
As an NBA team, Toronto needs Kyle Lowry as a leader. His skills as a point guard is well noted. He is the team’s franchise leader in triple doubles. He also holds the record for the most number of three point shots made without a miss.
Kyle has been praised as a player by both Toronto fans, as well as by coaches. He was part of the USA national team to the 2016 Olympics.
The season after Kyle improved his body, he came up with his best season ever. Toronto also reached the playoffs that year, where they reached the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, losing in six games.
Kyle Lowry has been playing in the NBA for ten seasons. He intends to play as long as his body can take it. He may want to win a championship at some point, but in the meantime, he is improving his play as he ages.