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DeMar DeRozan calls Kyle Lowry the best Toronto Raptor of all-time on Instagram Live

NBA players have been trying everything under the sun to fill the time during the league's hiatus. Between in-home workouts, live streaming video games, Tik Tok and much more, the players have found different ways to let fans into their every day lives.

On Wednesday, San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan took to Instagram Live with former NBA player Nate Robinson to cover a handful of topics.

As the conversation advanced, Robinson hit DeRozan with a question about his former Toronto Raptors teammate and friend Kyle Lowry.

"Where does (Lowry) rank in all-time Raptors history? He gotta be at the top, he brought them a championship," Robinson asked DeRozan.

"Not being biased, that being my man, you gotta put him as the best ever," DeRozan stated with confidence.

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The conversation went back to Robinson, who showed plenty of love for Lowry as well, talking about the "underdog story" he and the Raptors All-Star share with them both being smaller point guards in the NBA.

"I think it's his birthday. You wish him a happy birthday?" Robinson asked DeRozan.

"Yeah, it's his birthday. I talked to him like five already today man," DeRozan said while laughing.

To close the segment on Lowry, DeRozan reiterated his previous statement.

"I'll put him up there. He's the best Raptor of all-time, and that's coming from me. Period."

Lowry and DeRozan played six seasons together with Toronto, qualifying for the playoffs in five of those six seasons. In 2015-16, they led the Raptors to their first-ever Eastern Conference Finals appearance. In 2017-18, the season prior to DeRozan's trade to the Spurs, they led Toronto to its greatest regular-season record in franchise history at 59-23.

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