Kevin Durant had to be helped off the court after injuring his leg during Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
Initially, some Toronto Raptors fans celebrated as Durant sat injured on the court, but were quickly quieted by players who encouraged the crowd to support their injured opponent.
In response to the crowd’s reaction, a GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help Raptors fans donate to Kevin Durant’s charity, as a way of apologizing to the Golden State Warriors superstar.
As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, the campaign had raised more than $12,000 from more than 500 donations.
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Raptors fans have raised more than $10,000 for Kevin Durant’s charity after the Warriors superstar was injured during Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto.
Durant missed the first four games of the Finals due to a calf injury and had to watch from the bench as his team fell into a 3-1 deficit against the Raptors. On Monday night, he was finally cleared to play, but after a blistering offensive start to the game, Durant suddenly went down to the floor with another injury in the second quarter and needed to be helped off the court.
At first, the Toronto crowd celebrated Durant’s injury, but in a show of great sportsmanship, the Raptors players on the court immediately scolded their behavior, imploring their fans to stop cheering the injury of their opponent. The fans seemed to answer the players’ request and wound up giving Durant a standing ovation as he left the court.
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