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Kyle Lowry sends thank-you letter to Raptors fans

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry called the team’s fan base “the best in the league, by far” a day after Toronto was eliminated from the playoffs.

“Last night, I really didn’t enjoy the chanting ['Let’s go, Raptors!'] at the end of [Game 6] because I was so disappointed, but now, hearing about it and realizing what was going on, I think it’s pretty cool,” Lowry said Saturday.

“I think the organization, the city of Toronto definitely stands for something. Even going to the States, we have great fans. People will know when they come in this building it will be a raucous building, and it’s going to be crazy in there. Our fans did a great job. It was a fun experience to be able to have them join us and be a part of why we won 56 games, won two playoffs series and pushed Cleveland to six.”

On Thursday, Lowry took to Twitter with a letter to once again express his thanks.

An excerpt:

“FROM VANCOUVER -- TO LONDON -- TO EVERY CITY WHERE WE PROUDLY WORE OUR JERSEY, I SAW OUR FANS. I ALWAYS KNEW WE WERE CANADA’S TEAM, BUT DAMN ... Y’ALL CAME OUT WITH THE LOVE AND SUPPORT WE NEEDED. TOGETHER, WE WERE DISRUPTIVE. YOU MADE BASKETBALL FANS AROUND THE WORLD TAKE NOTICE.

“... THE LOVE YOU SHOWED ME IS SOMETHING I TRIED TO RECIPROCATE EVERY TIME I HIT THE FLOOR. FROM OUR OPENING GAME, TO JURASSIC PARK, TO THE CHANTS AFTER THE FINAL HORN IN GAME 6 ... YOU WERE HEARD.

“WORDS ALONE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO TRULY EXPRESS THE FEELINGS I HAVE FOR YOU.”