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SportNBA Finals 2019: Raptors players quiet classless fans who cheered Kevin Durant's injury

05:45  11 june  2019
05:45  11 june  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Warriors players call out Raptors fans for their 'bulls—' behavior after Kevin Durant's injury

Warriors players call out Raptors fans for their 'bulls—' behavior after Kevin Durant's injury Raptors fans began cheering after Kevin Durant's injury, leading to many Warriors players calling them out after the game.

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Stay classy, (some) Raptors fans.

In sports, one of the most classless things a fan can do is cheer an opposing player's injury, and that's an unfortunate occurrence that happened during Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night.

Early in the second quarter of Game 5, Kevin Durant appeared to re-aggravate the same calf injury that caused him to miss significant time during the 2019 NBA playoffs. Durant was down for a bit, favoring his lower right leg before being helped off the court — and to the locker room — by Warriors personnel and teammates.

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As Kevin Durant limped toward the locker room after a non-contact injury led to a right calf strain late in the third quarter, fans were left in a state of confusion, anxiety and despair. The Warriors were left without perhaps the best player in the league -- certainly the best player this postseason

But as Durant was limping off the court, some clueless fans decided to cheer and wave away the Warriors' superstar. In a (legitimately) classy move, Raptors players urged fans to pipe down.

You can see Pascal Siakam, Danny Green, Kyle Lowry and others tell fans to knock it off in the video below.

After initially cheering the injury, those in attendance started chanting for Durant and applauded him as he crossed the sideline and headed for the locker room. Mission accomplished, Raptors players.

Durant missed over a month of playoff basketball nursing a calf injury before returning on Monday.

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