It’s time for the Eastern Conference Finals featuring the Milwaukee Bucks (boooo!) and the Toronto Raptors (yaaaay!). Who will come out on top in Game 1? Let’s watch. “I was learning to cook so it comes in handy too.”
This was the joke the Raptors’ Kyle Lowry made this afternoon prior to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, with his Toronto squad set to take on the Bucks in Milwaukee tonight. Unfortunately the “cook” he’s referring to here has no relation to the commonly used basketball idiom. Lowry has not been just recently learning how to “cook” other players on the court — after 13 seasons in the NBA he knows how to do that already — it’s actually simpler than that. He’s been learning how to prepare food.
Of course, it’s never quite that simple with Lowry. And as the following picture illustrates, the context of Lowry’s joke is still pretty good — it just happens to be a little worrisome for the Raptors as, again, they prepare for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Lowry said he’s had some trouble gripping the ball because of his injured thumb, but insisted he’ll be …
Author: Daniel Reynolds / Raptors HQ