NBA players are wishing Durant a quick recovery.
Kevin Durant is one of if not the best player in the NBA so when he went down with an injury in the second round of the playoffs, the Golden State Warriors weren’t given as high of a chance to win the championship. After going down 3-1 in the NBA Finals to the Toronto Raptors, the Warriors were in desperate need of Durant’s services and on Monday, KD came back into the lineup. Unfortunately, Durant reinjured himself early in the second quarter after putting up 11 points in the first quarter. Warriors brass believes he tore his Achilles which would be a devastating turn of events considering his impending free agency.
The Warriors ended up winning the game 106-105 which now forces a Game 6 in Oakland on Thursday. Durant is surely out for the rest of the season and the Warriors will have a tough road ahead if they want to win their third straight title.
In the aftermath of Monday night’s game, an army of NBA players around the league jumped on Twitter to wish KD a speedy recovery. It’s clear that Durant has earned the respect of his peers especially considering he risked a max contract just so he could play in the Finals.
Get well brother 🙏
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) June 11, 2019
Nooooo…HATE TO SEE THAT SH*T!!!
— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) June 11, 2019
Even with all the things @KDTrey5 has done. This is the most fan(ed) out I’ve been. He knew he wasn’t right but he wanted to be there for his brothers. That’s sports! That’s love!
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) June 11, 2019
Payers up for the big bro KD. God got you!
— Victor Oladipo (@VicOladipo) June 11, 2019
Why are they cheering for his injury? Come on man #Disguting
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) June 11, 2019
MAJOR RESPECT for KD wanting to rush back and try to help his team win a Championship… Get Back Healthy Bro🙏🏽
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) June 11, 2019
Praying for you bro 💯🙏🏽 @KDTrey5
— Marvin Bagley III (@MB3FIVE) June 11, 2019