Raptors fans slammed for cheering Kevin Durant injury
Just before halftime in his first game back since injuring his calf earlier this postseason, Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant went down with a similar injury in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night in Toronto.
While Durant was down on the floor, several Raptors fans throughout Scotiabank Arena started cheering and waving at him, appearing to be happy that he went down.
One Raptors fan standing courtside near Durant could be seen on the broadcast waving at him, clearly happy that he went down and was sidelined from the rest of the game.
Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, after hearing the cheers, quickly started motioning for them to stop before checking on Durant personally. He wasn’t alone, either, as players from both teams quickly joined in.
Now, not every Raptors fan inside the arena participated — and Durant did receive a strong ovation and a loud “KD” chant as he was helped off the court and into the locker room.
Still, cheering for a player getting injured is never a good look for fans, even if that player is on the opposing team. While it’s obviously an easier battle for the Raptors without Durant on the floor, it’ll be tough to find any true player or NBA fan celebrating his latest injury.
Players, fans take to social media
Players on the floor at Scotiabank Arena weren’t the only ones to take offense to those disrespecting Durant on Monday night, either.
Many instantly took to social media to condemn the action, including Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid.
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