He'll always be North Philly's own, but it's safe to say that Canada has become the second home of Kyle Lowry now that he has begun his eighth season as a member of the Toronto Raptors.
Lowry, one of the men responsible for delivering the first-ever NBA title to a "hockey country", will now make his presence felt in the hockey world… well, sort of.
EA Sports today announced that the 33-year-old will be made available as a playable character on NHL 20, the newest installment of its annual hockey game.
In a trailer titled "Take Notice," Lowry's video-game counterpart takes the ice alongside two of the NFL's most talented wide receivers, Adam Thielen of the Minnesota Vikings and Juju Smith-Schuster of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Lowry shared the trailer to his Twitter along with the question, "Does this officially make me Canadian?"
Does this officially make me Canadian? 🍁🏒 #NHL20 @easportsnhl https://t.co/GodsN36R4T pic.twitter.com/G9VGWJoMkD- Kyle Lowry (@Klow7) November 7, 2019
These three characters are available in the game's ONES mode, which is "an outdoor free-for-all mode" where gamers "can select from an elite roster of your favourite NHL players, each with the unique class-based playstyle, and compete on eight outdoor ponds…"
In addition to their availability as playable characters, each athlete has their own gear available in the game and Lowry's is especially Canadian, as described on EA Sports website:
Pancakes as his pre-game meal, Kyle Lowry has embraced Canada, Maple Syrup and all. This collab throws back to the classic purple, showing deep respect for the city of Toronto.
By the looks of it, the answer to Lowry's question should be a resounding yes.
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