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#pounditWednesday, October 5, 2022

Raptors players tell fans not to cheer Kevin Durant injury

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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.

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:

Raptors fans have been commended for their passion, but this was not their best moment.


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