Kyle Lowry directed expletives at a ref, got ejected and promptly kissed his son

<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/players/4152/" data-ylk="slk:Kyle Lowry">Kyle Lowry</a>, kissing babies like a true politician. (TSN screen shot)
Kyle Lowry, kissing babies like a true politician. (TSN screen shot)

I don’t know why I love Kyle Lowry kissing his baby immediately after being ejected. I just do.

One second you can clearly be caught on camera yelling at a referee, “That’s a [expletive] foul,” earning two quick technical fouls and an ejection in the second quarter of a heated game against a team you’re battling for Eastern Conference playoff positioning, and the next you’re like, “I love you, son.”

This is the power of children and a sweet reminder NBA players go home to their families after work. And shedding the frustration of a tough day at the office upon seeing your baby is the best of things.

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Before you start thinking that’s just a random baby Lowry is kissing, which would be a power move unto itself, the Toronto Sun confirmed the boy is the three-time All-Star’s youngest son, Kameron.

He's growing up too fast!!! You see how excited he got once he got close to 10!?!?? Haha..this is so dope. This video makes me smile all day and night no matter what!!! #kameronking#prouddad#hasntquitegotthefingercounting Downyet!!! #inhisbankaccount

A post shared by Kyle Lowry (@kyle_lowry7) on Oct 30, 2017 at 4:03pm PDT

At least Lowry had reason to smile after his Raptors lost to the Wizards, 107-96.

I also enjoyed the part where Kameron was transfixed on something before his dad hit him with the kiss. I like to imagine he was watching the replay on the Jumbotron, wondering what that referee was thinking tossing his pops just for saying the word fudge to a referee. Anyway, good times all around.

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Of course, this isn’t the first time Lowry has been seen laying a smooch down on the sidelines. He once crashed into a fan in the front row and gave her a peck and a rub on the forehead as an apology:

Kyle Lowry. Lover of the light. Future Canadian prime minister?

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