With his experience, Kyle Lowry knows the importance of these moments in the group life of an NBA team. Chance of the calendar has meant that the players and staff of the Heat will be away from home for “Thanksgiving”, a day during which the NBA always takes time off in order to allow everyone to celebrate this moment with their family.
Kyle Lowry has therefore taken the initiative since with the help of his personal chef, it is he who will take care of the big meal which will take place in a hotel for the occasion, and which will bring together the entire Florida delegation.
A leadership attitude
“I know it is important to have group bonds and group dinners, and not to be satisfied with rushed dinners”, he explained to The Undefeated. “Let’s spend time together, let’s have dinner together, it’s important at this time of the year, whether it’s with the staff, the marketing or the people who take care of social media. Everyone is invited, because that’s the only thing we can do ”.
The Heat will play in Minnesota the day before Thanksgiving and will then be due in Chicago two days later. For Kyle Lowry, hosting such a group dinner was a must. It remains to be seen how many turkeys will be sacrificed to satisfy all these beautiful people!
“We weren’t going to sit in our room and order a damn turkey at the hotel restaurant. It’s just me, I’m like that. I’m comfortable with myself. I do not care what we can say about it, I will remain myself, whatever the situation, whatever the moment “, he continued.
Mister Turkey in Toronto already
Thanksgiving seems to be close to heart to Kyle Lowry who considers this moment to be a family celebration, “Not just a day off”. For five years during his years in Toronto, the leader had already gotten into the habit of participating by funding 200 Thanksgiving meals (celebrated in mid-October in Canada) to families in need.
“I wanted to do something for the city I was playing in, the city I gave my blood, sweat and tears to, more than any other city at the time. And I wanted to make sure I was able to leave an impact and not just be there ”, added the leader of the Heat, who will travel to Toronto on February 3, for the first time since his departure. “It’s not just about working there, it’s about living there. Your children grow up there. You grow there as a person. Canada is one of the best places in the world, the people are the nicest, but there is also poverty ”.
Thanks to Kyle Lowry, Floridians will therefore be able to nourish this group life with a festive meal worthy of the name, while maintaining contact with their families.
“We will not be alongside our brothers, our nephews, our cousins. We’ll just be with his team. But the great thing about technology is that you can FaceTime with everyone, see them having fun at home, even if it’s just a two-minute conversation. to say hello to everyone ”.
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