Drake sends heartfelt message to Kevin Durant on Instagram
A number of Toronto Raptors fans may have had classless reactions to Kevin Durant suffering a potentially serious Achilles injury during Game 5 on Monday night, but Drake was not one of them. In fact, the rapper went out of his way to let people know how concerned he is about the Golden State Warriors star.
After the Warriors came back to beat the Raptors and keep their championship hopes alive, Drake said in an Instagram post that his “only concern” is Durant’s health.
“Was tough for any of us to even enjoy that game tonight after seeing this transpire. Praying for our brother. That’s my only concern tonight is your well being. ‘The game needs me’ is an understatement when it comes to 35. Please wish the best for this true warrior,” Drake wrote.
Drake also showed Durant some love as he was helped off the court.
Drake consoled Kevin Durant as he walked off in the second quarter. pic.twitter.com/05ZpHdL49l
— ESPN (@espn) June 11, 2019
Raptors fans were scolded by their own players over their reaction to Durant’s injury, and Drake is the most recognizable of all of them. While you might think his actions and words were disingenuous, keep in mind that he is close with several Warriors players and had to cover up some of his tattoos before the NBA Finals because of that. That dynamic has likely made the series even more enjoyable for Drake, so it’s no surprise he’s disappointed Durant is not going to be a part of it going forward.