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PHILADELPHIA -- The number is 3,746. Lionel Messi Argentina Jersey .Thats how many minutes Kyle Lowry logged en route to becoming an Eastern Conference finalist and Olympic gold medalist in 2015-16.The 30-year-old point guard appeared in 105 out of a possible 110 games between the regular season, playoffs and international competition, validating all the hard work he had put in during the offseason to get himself in the best shape possible.And yet here he was a week after becoming a champion for the first time in his career, hosting a basketball clinic for kids and receiving the key to the city for his significant contributions to the community on a sweltering summer day 15 minutes from where he grew up.Its a blur, but its been a blessing, said Lowry, a North Philly native. I wish I had a ring and a gold medal like Kyrie Irving, but Ill take the gold medal for now. This is the biggest basketball accomplishment that Ive ever had.Lowry went 0-3 in title games (one public league, two catholic league) as a high schooler. In college, his Villanova Wildcats advanced to the Elite Eight before falling to eventual champion Florida. And as a pro, hed reached the postseason four times but never advanced past the conference finals.So after Team USA routed Serbia to capture the gold, Lowry was sure to take home a second souvenir: the game ball.Its alive. Its around. Its simmering somewhere, he said, laughing.If he has another big season, Lowry could potentially become the NBAs highest paid player in 2017-18. An 11-year veteran, hed be eligible for a starting salary of $33.5 million and a five-year total of $196 million, according to ESPNs Larry Coon.Lowrys agent, Andy Miller, says the expectation is that Lowry will opt out at the end of the 2016-17 campaign to maximize his earning potential, which makes perfect financial sense. Lowry is entering the third year of a four-year, $48 million deal he signed in 2014, which contains a fourth-year player option.Miller says Lowry is extremely confident both mentally and physically with Toronto Raptors training camp underway. And despite the shortened offseason, Miller said Lowry brought his trainer with him to Rio during the Olympics to ensure he was doing his best to remain healthy and fit. Miller also commended Lowry for accepting the backup point guard role for USA coach Mike Krzyzewskis team, a sign of his maturation.Of course, it all goes back to his roots, when he was living on 20th and Lehigh.Lowrys feisty, hard-nosed game was fostered in the tough neighborhood where he grew up.Philadelphia made me who I am, Lowry said. Nothing was given to me, I had to earn it.He saw his father for the last time when he was 7 but was able to overcome his circumstances.All odds are against you: the crime, the drug abuse, the violence, Lowry said. My mom and my grandma did the best job they could and made as much money as they could to support me with a great life, and I had good people around me -- a lot of good friends who just wanted to play basketball. The odds are against you, but you find a way to get out.Lowrys older brother, Lonnie, introduced him to basketball at an early age. Hed often participate in streetball games with Lonnie and his friends, who were five years older.It was the start of a foundation that eventually saw him star at Cardinal Dougherty and Villanova before going No. 24 overall in the first round of the 2006 NBA draft. His career sputtered early in Memphis and Houston before he finally found his comfort zone in Toronto.Its special, said Lonnie, who was always hard on Kyle and helped fill the void of a male role model for his younger brother. His attitude -- having to be tough, not backing down -- was built back then. He is this city. He is Philadelphia.Lowrys mother, Marie Holloway, worked 10 years at the IRS and 15 years with the U.S. Postal Service to support her family as a single parent. And when she wasnt working, she was chauffeuring her youngest son to AAU practices and games.Hes just driven, Holloway said. Everything that he wants to do and sets his mind to do, he does it. And thats where that edge comes in. Because even now hes still small compared to everybody else, so he knew he had to be special.People ask me that all the time what did you do? I didnt do anything. I just followed directions. Wherever he needed to be, wherever his brother told me he needed to be, I just made sure that he was there. Ive driven halfway across the country -- to Memphis for nationals -- because we couldnt afford to fly out there.Holloway, who lives comfortably in South Jersey now, is extremely proud of how far Lowry has grown as a person.He really had a thing about trusting men and making sure they were really in his corner, Holloway said. But the thing about him is, if he loves you, he loves you. Theres really no gray area with him. Hes matured so much. He was 19 going into the NBA and I think he had to figure things out, realizing you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. But like I said, once he realizes that you really are about him and he trusts you, theres nothing he wont do for you.Over the last few years since hes gotten married and had children, Ive always loved him, but I really love him because now hes starting to let people see his personality. Hes a good kid. Eventually hell hit a wall, but hes still on high. Hes on a mission.Over the last three seasons, Lowry has averaged 19.0 points, 6.9 assists and shot 37.1 percent from 3-point range. He and teammate/best friend DeMar DeRozan put the Raptors on their backs during the playoffs in 2015-16, overcoming shooting struggles and nagging minor injuries to take Toronto where it had never been before as a franchise.I think I gave a lot, but I think I can find a way to give more. Thats my mentality, said Lowry, who had 35 or more points four different times during the postseason. At the end of the day, nobody cares about anything but winning and losing, and I dont care about anything but winning and losing. People can say that me and DeMar we didnt do this and we didnt do that, and yeah we didnt play well or we didnt shoot well, but we made the Eastern Conference finals, so we definitely did something right.With DeRozan back, a healthier DeMarre Carroll and the addition of Jared Sullinger to the frontcourt, Lowry promises things will be different next time around.That wont happen again, trust me. I promise you that, he said. Going through all that made me stronger. I learned from it and Im a better player for it. Last season is still raw, but now we have to take the next step and continue to get better and not be satisfied. Sergio Aguero Argentina Jersey . -- Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated, a day after he was suspended for an NFL substance-abuse policy violation. Nahuel Guzman Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla. . Carey Price didnt, but he still came out on top against one of his rivals for the No. 1 job at the Sochi Games. The Anahim Lake, B.C., native was stellar in making 39 saves in his home province and Lars Eller got credit for a bizarre short-handed winner as the Canadiens defeated the Canucks 4-1. Maybe the Mid-Season Invitational wasnt a fluke. North Americas Counter Logic Gaming picked up its third win in a row against European champion G2 Esports on the international stage after blanking them twice earlier this year at MSI. CLG would go on to make of the finals of that tournament before ultimately falling to South Korean champion SK Telecom T1.After 2016 Worlds opening contest, CLG believes it can go far at an international competition once more. ESPN spoke to Counter Logics AD carry Trevor Stixxay Hayes immediately following his teams blowout victory of the European samurai.For me personally, I expected it to happen, said Stixxay. But obviously, to outside people, it was kind of an upset. People expected G2 to be really good, but just from my experience at our Korean boot camp, I felt like European teams werent as strong as people thought they were, and the NA teams were a lot stronger compared relatively to the other regions.I think the team that impressed me the most [during the boot camp] was Samsung, he continued on, giving a nod to the third-place South Korean squad. We practiced with them a lot, and I thought they were really good, most notably their bottom laner [Park Ruler Jae-hyuk], and it didnt matter what support they used. [Jo Core JJ Yong-in] and [Kwon Wraith Ji-min] are both really good, as well.CLGs next match will be on Saturday against wild-card combatant Albus Nox Luna from the CIS region. Ever Banega Jersey. Obviously, the best-case scenario is getting first out of groups, but I would be fine just as long as we get in the top two [to advance], said Stixxay.After primarily taking a back seat in a cleanup role for the summer split, Stixxay was put into the more comfortable role of his hard carry champion Caitlyn in todays opener. He certainly didnt disappoint, finishing the game off with a nearly spotless scoreline of 4/1/8.The meta has definitely changed, he said. Literally every team has a different priority in pick and bans. Its kinda hard to tell what is best right now, but Caitlyn is really strong right now, so strong bottom lanes in general are really good because of the [bottom lane] changes. No more lane swaps so strong lanes will be really dominant.As a team that has always succeeded in the face of disbelief from others -- the spring NA League Championship Series of this year, the Mid-Season Invitational -- being counted out behind G2 Esports and South Koreas ROX Tigers might be right where they want themselves in the competition.Thank you, guys, for the support, he told the CLG and North American faithful to end the interview. I hope you guys never give up hope again, because [CLG] always pulls through. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '