Kyle Lowry and his wife Ayahna seem like they have an awesome relationship. Imagine being a professional NBA point guard and being married to a woman who could reasonably compete with you in a game of one-on-one. That’s right, Ayahna Lowry (formerly Ayahna Cornish) was a serious court talent in her own right.
The two are childhood sweethearts and have a son named Karter, who, endowed with superhuman basketball genes, will likely become a hyper-talented hoops prodigy. Kyle and Ayahna attended the same high school, where Ayahna set the all-time scoring record. While Kyle grew as a college baller at Villanova, Ayahna was busy scoring 1600 points at St. Joseph’s, leading her squad as captain and being named SJU MVP.
Kyle has developed into a leader for the Toronto Raptors, and his relationship with Raptors head coach Dwayne Casey is apparently quite strong. According to Yahoo Sports, when asked whether he had any issues with Casey coming in as coach, Lowry responded, “I’ll play my ass off for him.” That’s what a coach wants to hear! Casey has compared Lowry to Gary Payton (whom he knew from being an assistant coach with the Sonics). Like Payton, Lowry used to blow up on players if they made mistakes, but he now has learned to temper his frustration and communicate. Kyle’s wife would likely understand. It must be something to be able to relate so directly with your spouse about competitive basketball.