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SportKevin Durant's mother puts son's critics on blast with passionate message following injury

18:41  11 june  2019
18:41  11 june  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Kevin Durant injury update: Officially out for Game 1 of the NBA Finals

Kevin Durant injury update: Officially out for Game 1 of the NBA Finals Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is still recovering from the calf strain and has been ruled out for Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

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Kevin Durant ' s Injury Removes Warriors' Safety Net. Let’ s think this through. If Golden State had managed to win the title after Durant suffered a season-ending injury , his critics would have all the ammunition they need to continue arguing that he was a front-running hired gun.

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Wanda Durant, the mother of two-time NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant, posted a passionate message on Twitter early Tuesday morning calling out her son's critics.

She tweeted: "For ALL of you who question my son as a Man, question his Heart, question his Integrity and question his LOVE for the game of basketball, you DON’T know him. He has a heart of a true Warrior! This too shall pass. God Bless you ALL."

Durant returned for the first time in a month in the Golden State Warriors' Game 5 win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night to keep their three-peat title hopes alive. But Durant's impactful return — 11 points in 12 minutes — was short-lived as the superstar suffered a devastating leg injury and was helped off the court.

Report: Kevin Durant suffered setback with calf injury

Report: Kevin Durant suffered setback with calf injury Now that the Golden State Warriors are down 3-1 in the NBA Finals, people want to know what is going on with Kevin Durant. Have the Warriors downplayed the severity of his injury? Is Durant unwilling to tough things out? Or is something else going on? According to one reporter, the Warriors had hopes of Durant playing in Game 4 on Friday night, but he suffered a setback. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst joined “SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt” after the Warriors’ 105-92 loss to the Raptors on Friday night and shared some information about Durant. He said the Warriors thought Durant would be able to play on Friday, but his body wasn’t ready.

Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Durant will continue rehabbing a right calf injury that has kept him out of the lineup since May 8 Connor Letourneau: Kevin Durant said he was initially worried that he had torn his Achilles. That puts added importance on these first couple of home games. Durant is almost certainly out for the

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The image of Durant grimacing in pain after giving his all to help the Warriors withstand elimination proved to be an image of grit and sacrifice that drew admiration from fans and fellow athletes alike.

But Wanda Durant had a message for any remaining doubters who questioned Durant's commitment to his teammates (with free agency looming) or his desire to win and be a champion.

Kevin Durant exits Game 5 of NBA Finals with apparent leg injury

Kevin Durant exits Game 5 of NBA Finals with apparent leg injury Warriors star Kevin Durant limped off the floor and to the locker room after appearing to suffer a right-leg injury in the second quarter of Game 5.

Warriors’ Kevin Durant concedes uncertainty with his right calf injury . Usually, Durant handles on-court criticism by defending himself to reporters or fans on social media. “That’ s the first thing that went through my mind. Then I started walking and realized I can put weight on it,” Durant said.

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Durant's relationship with his mother has always been at the forefront of his career, and her message Tuesday called back Durant's moving 2014 MVP speech with the Oklahoma City Thunder. There, a tearful Durant credited his mother as "the real MVP" for all she sacrificed to get him to that stage.

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Kevin Durant sign-and-trade with Warriors ‘being discussed’.
The Golden State Warriors are in the beginning stages of a critical offseason during which the organization will confront myriad complex issues. One novel solution being considered is how the Warriors reportedly will consider executing a sign-and-trade involving Kevin Durant. Durant’s already-uncertain future became significantly more complicated after the superstar went down with an Achilles injury during the NBA Finals that almost certainly will keep him out next season. With so much in limbo, a new report suggests a sign-and-trade is on the table in deliberations between Durant and the Warriors.

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