Toronto Raptors: What if Kyle Lowry’s championship-winning shot had gone in?

Toronto Raptors - Kyle Lowry (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)
Toronto Raptors - Kyle Lowry (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Toronto Raptors – Kyle Lowry (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images) /

How differently do the dumb social media debates about Lowry’s career play out?

See Exhibit A, and the replies below it, for reference.

Every so often, NBA fans on social media will make absurd comments to disparage Lowry – his current play, his career with the Raptors, his playoff play, or something of the sort. The healthy response would be to ignore it and go about your day. But alas, we are sports fans and media, and this is just what we in our spare time.

So, if you were to engage in these foolish debates, the answer in a post-“Lowry makes the championship-winning shot” alternate universe would be quite simple.

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Search “Lowry championship shot Game 5” (or something of the sort).

Step 3: Click on the video from the NBA’s official YouTube account (because one would never watch videos from an illegal NBA highlights channel).

Step 4: Copy the link.

Step 5: Return to Twitter, press the little comment reply bubble on a tweet such as this one and paste the link to the video into the box.

Step 6: Click “reply.”

Step 7: Return to YouTube and re-watch Kyle Lowry shoot and make a three-pointer, while down by two points at home, to win the Raptors’ first-ever NBA championship.

Step 8: Repeat Step 7 about 1,000 more times before the end of the day.

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And there you have it. That’s everything that would’ve happened if Kyle Lowry had made his shot at the buzzer of Game 5 to win the NBA championship.