Alvin Williams is a former Toronto Raptors cult favorite, the team's current director of player development and a former Villanova Wildcat who once helped the school recruit noted Philly prospect and new Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry. In a study of Kyle Lowry, the human, the National Post's great Eric Koreen gets a beautiful quote from Williams on Lowry back in those days.
"Point blank: Kyle, he was an a-- when I first met him," Williams says. "I didn't have a great relationship with him.
"He was dismissive. He was rude. But you know what? He was focused. At that age, at that time, he thought he had to be a certain way. Being from Philadelphia, not only do they have to be tough, but they have to have that persona that they are tough."
There's also a story about Lowry being upset that a pick-up game when he was 16 or 17 had ended early just because some shots rang out. Kyle Lowry, man.