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Was Kyle Lowry the real MVP of USA's Olympic gold medal team?

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Melo got a lot of the plaudits, but Lowry seems to be getting the praise within the team.

Huuuuuuuuump Daaaaaaaaay! While we all anxiously await any potential Jermaine Samuels news, let's revel in the fact that Kyle Lowry continues to make headlines which could benefit the program (along with apparently continuing his 6am workouts, fresh off Olympic gold).

Love thy Lowry.

And now, the "news."

Kyle Lowry 'the best team player' on U.S. Olympic hoop squad | Philadelphia Daily News
You may have missed this at the end of Rio, what with all the talk of broken bathrooms and fibbing swimmers, but after the United States men’s Olympic basketball team won its third consecutive gold medal with an anti-climactic 96-66 thrashing of Serbia on Sunday, assistant Olympic coach Jim Boeheim called Kyle Lowry,"the best team player out of everybody."

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This is incredible.