January 21, 2016 9:56 pm
Updated: January 21, 2016 11:47 pm

Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry is an All-Star for the 2nd year in a row

WATCH ABOVE: Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry discusses what it means to be named a starter for this year’s NBA All-Star game.


For the second year in a row Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry has made it onto the NBA All-Star game lineup.

Thanks to his 646,441 votes on Twitter, he’ll start as guard for the Eastern Conference team on his home court at Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Feb. 14.

A late endorsement from Drake on Instagram gave Lowry the boost he needed.

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“It is an honour to be voted as a starter for the All-Star Game, especially for one in my home arena,” said Lowry in a news release. “I am thankful to all the great Raptors fans across Canada and throughout the NBA.”

Kobe Bryant won the most votes this year; he had 1.9 million votes and was selected an All-Star for the 18th time. It will be his final NBA All-star game.

Full lineups for the game can be found on the NBA website.  The reserves will be voted by the head coaches in each conference and be announced next Thursday.

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