Raptors players tell fans not to cheer Kevin Durant injury
Toronto Raptors players had to step in and tell some ill-mannered fans not to cheer Kevin Durant’s injury during Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night.
Durant went down with a non-contact injury to his lower right leg early in the second quarter of Game 5. As he got up and began to limp off the court, some fans were heard cheering. Durant’s Golden State Warriors teammates did not like the cheering and were raising their arms to ask what the fans were doing. That’s when some Raptors players like Kyle Lowry told the fans to stop and show some respect.
Both Warriors and Raptors players trying to tell the Toronto fans to stop cheering after KD's injury… pic.twitter.com/0jbgKQ60Of
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) June 11, 2019
Durant was trying to play despite not being at full strength. And while he’s a great player and his presence on the floor increases the Warriors chances of winning, no fans should ever cheer an opponent getting hurt, especially one who was trying so hard for his teammates and the sport.
Some athletes got on the fans for cheering:
Why are they cheering for his injury? Come on man #Disguting
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) June 11, 2019
Major props to the Raptors players for getting the situation under control. Cheering for an injury is unbelievable, no matter who you’re a fan of or what team you’re pulling for.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) June 11, 2019
Raptors fans have been commended for their passion, but this was not their best moment.