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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Warriors’ Quinn Cook wears Kevin Durant shirt in warmups

Kevin Durant Warriors

Quinn Cook was representing for his injured teammate during warmups before Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.

The Golden State Warriors reserve guard wore a Kevin Durant shirt as he warmed up at Oracle Arena in Oakland a few hours before game time.

Durant is out after suffering a torn Achilles tendon during Game 5 of the series in Toronto and facing potentially a year-long absence. He is still a big part of the team despite not being able to play.

Cook and Durant go way back and have been friends for 15 years. They grew up in the Maryland suburbs of the Washington D.C. area and bonded through basketball after being introduced through the PG Jaguars traveling team. When he was in college, Cook went to Oklahoma City to train with Durant, who was with the Thunder at the time. For those reasons, Durant’s absence hits Cook harder than most.

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