3 Raptors who deserve to have statues built outside of Scotiabank Arena

Serge Ibaka, Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol, Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka, Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol, Toronto Raptors / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages
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No. 1: Kyle Lowry deserves a statue

It's difficult to argue with the statement that Kyle Lowry is the greatest player in Toronto Raptors history.

You can certainly make an argument depending on which evidence you use. He didn't reach the highest of heights; Vince Carter or Kawhi Leonard would top that list. He was never considered even a Top-15 player in the league, for example. If you prefer sheer volume of scoring and stats, then DeMar DeRozan probably has him beat. Awards? Well, no Raptor really stands out in that category; Vince won Rookie of the Year?

If you step back and use all of the measuring sticks, however, the clear choice is Kyle Lowry. His 601 career games ranks second all-time, and he adds another 84 playoff games, 17 more than any other player in franchise history. He is first in assists, first in steals and second in points; he is even fourth in rebounds. He has more than three times as many triple-doubles as any Raptor has accrued, and 518 more 3-pointers than any other player.

He also has achieved the highest of heights as the second-best player on their 2019 title team. Lowry was everywhere on defense, he filled his role to the max on offense, and his competitive fire and leadership defined that era of Raptors basketball. He was beloved almost from the moment he arrived, but bringing Toronto the title established him forever in Raptors lore.

Kyle Lowry will get a statue and will likely be the first player to do so. Who else could get a statue for their time in a Raptors uniform?