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SportRaptors fans apologize to Kevin Durant by setting up account to donate to his charity

00:40  13 june  2019
00:40  13 june  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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A number of Raptors fans cheered when Kevin Durant went down with an injury in Game 5 on Monday and they're trying to make it up to him.

An account has been set up to give money to Durant's charity as an apology for some fans' actions.

"That's not what Canada is about," the website reads. "We got really excited about winning our first championship, ever! When we saw one of the best players on earth leave the game with injury, it made that championship feel so much closer. We got too excited and we screwed up. We are Canadian, so naturally, we are sorry.

"We want to make it up to you! Kevin Durant is one of the best human beings in basketball. His work with the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation has earned him awards like the ESPN Humanitarian of The Year and NBA Community Assist Award. The KDFC raises funds to enrich the lives of at-risk youth from low-income backgrounds through educational, athletic and social programs.

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Kevin Durant appears to aggravate his calf injury and heads to the locker room early in the second quarter Some Raptors fans really cheered KD’s injury and waved goodbye. Then again, after Durant got up and hobbled to the Warriors' bench and then into the locker room, the crowd shifted to

Kevin Durant 's Achilles injury put an end to the banter, at least for one night. After the Warriors beat the Raptors 106-105 in Game 5 on Monday, Draymond Green posted photos of Durant on his Instagram account . Drake then slid into the comments to express his emotions over Durant 's injury.

"Raptor Nation - Let's show KD our true colours and support his humanitarian efforts. WE THE NORTH!"

Durant revealed Thursday on Instagram he ruptured his Achilles in Game 5. When he initially went down, a number of fans cheered and waved goodbye to the star forward but Raptors players did all they could to stop them.

After a few seconds, it was evident his injury was serious and the stands went quiet.

Then, as he was helped off the court by his teammates and a staffer, Toronto fans chanted "K.D, K.D."

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Durant scored 11 points on 3-of-5 shooting and grabbed two rebounds before exiting. MORE: Fred VanVleet injury update: Raptors guard cleared for Game 5 of NBA Finals | NBA Finals 2019: Warriors' Andre Iguodala wants to make 'another run' at championship next year The Warriors entered Game 5 trailing the Raptors 3-1 in the series. They’re going for their third straight championship and fourth title in the last five seasons.

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