Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry made some controversial comments about Lebron James after Sunday’s series clinching win against Miami.

“Don’t poke the bear.” It’s an expression often used to advise against angering someone (or something) dangerous.

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry must be unfamiliar with this phrase after he had this to say about Lebron James following Sunday’s series victory over Miami when asked by ESPN’s Doris Burke:

“LeBron’s probably one of the best players in the league, besides Steph [Curry]. Kyrie [Irving]’s a tough matchup, and Kevin Love’s always a tough matchup.”

What do you mean, besides Steph? Does Curry get a category of his own? Yes, the league MVP always deserves high praise, but to essentially say there’s NBA players, and then there’s this god like figure in Curry is way out of line.

Now, Lowry might not have meant to disrespect Lebron, but he’s not doing himself any favors with comments like that.

James already has taken some offense to finishing short in the MVP voting over the past two years. Lowry’s comments are only going to fuel his fire.

Maybe the excitement of the franchise’s first conference finals appearance had Lowry feeling some type of way. However, you have to remember whose up next, and not to poke the bear.


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