Talk about missing your buddy.
It’s obvious Kyle Lowry misses his bestie–enough to fist bump an invisible version of DeMar DeRozan with a pre-game routine they’ve had for the last few years.
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 17, 2018
The former teammates became one of the best backcourt duos in the NBA, with five consecutive playoff runs, four All-Star appearances each, and an Olympic gold medal.
Here’s a side-by-side look at the routine, before and after the trade:
Think Kyle is missing DeMar? He's still doing the handshake routine they used to do before a game pic.twitter.com/VcJv7yRVAn
— Yahoo Canada Sports (@YahooCASports) October 18, 2018
While the trade may still sting for many Raptors fans, there’s potential for a new bromance to develop on and off the court between Lowry and Leonard. The pair was seen having a good laugh on the bench during Toronto’s 116-104 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
"KYLE LOWRY IS UNHAPPY WITH KAWHI AND WANTS TO GET TRADED!!11!!!!!!" pic.twitter.com/707cdT5UGH
— jessy (@FlawIess___) October 8, 2018
Maybe they’ll develop a new handshake routine of their own.