DeMar DeRozan Trolls ‘Old A**’ Kyle Lowry After Fred VanVleet Breaks Raptors Franchise Record

Published 02/02/2021, 10:48 PM EST
Feb 2, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) passes the ball as during the second quarter against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Multiple Toronto Raptors records were broken tonight, thanks to their undrafted guard Fred VanVleet. With the team slowly picking up their pace this season, VanVleet led from the front against the Magic. He scored a massive 54 points during the game and entered the record books.

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After the game, his friend and former teammate, DeMar DeRozan, congratulated VanVleet for this game. DeRozan held the previous record for the most points scored in a single game in Raptors history. He tweeted, “Congrats to my brotha Freddy V! Kyle old ass couldn’t do it. Glad you did champ! Been telling you!”

Congrats to my brotha Freddy V! Kyle old ass couldn’t do it. Glad you did champ! Been telling you!

— DeMar DeRozan (@DeMar_DeRozan) February 3, 2021

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DeRozan had a 52-point outing against the Bucks back in January 2018. His record was finally broken after three years, but that didn’t stop him from appreciating his friend. DeRozan was one of the most loved players during his stint in Toronto. But they traded him after winning zero titles in nine seasons. Fans would still take him back in a heartbeat, and one can see this in the replies to the tweet.

Kyle Lowry gets a free jab from DeMar DeRozan

Not only did DeRozan congratulate VanVleet in his tweet but also added a jab aimed at his close friend Kyle Lowry. They have been two of the closest friends since DeMar entered the league. So when Kyle read the tweet, he just smiled and said, “I saw DeMar sent out the tweet that I’m too old to get (his record), and I am.”

Lowry also appreciated VanVleet for the record later. He said, “Y’all know how I feel about him. That’s my little brother and I’m proud of him.”

While FVV had a record-breaking game, Lowry had a triple-double, as he did his bit to help the team win their second game in a row.

The @Raptors Fred VanVleet (54 PTS) and Kyle Lowry (14 PTS, 10 REB, 10 AST) are just the third backcourt duo in NBA history to record a 50-point game and a triple-double in the same game.

The others are Reggie Miller & Pooh Richardson and James Harden & Russell Westbrook (2x). pic.twitter.com/jJM6nQKIF7

— Justin Kubatko (@jkubatko) February 3, 2021

Fred VanVleet breaks two more records

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DeRozan’s record wasn’t the only one VanVleet broke tonight. His 54-point tally is the highest ever by an undrafted player, surpassing Moses Malone’s 53 points in 1960. He also became the first Raptors player to score 50 points in a road game.

Fred VanVleet sets a Raptors record for most points scored in a single game.

He sets the record for most points scored in a game by an undrafted player.

AND he’s the first player in Raptors history to score 50 points in a road game.

Legendary. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/cskUg5bOZl

— Alykhan Khamisa Ravjiani (@AlykhanKR) February 3, 2021

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VanVleet broke three records with his performance, and had he taken more shots, he would have been able to break a few more.

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Aaron Mathew

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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