Kevin Durant clearly wanted to play in Game 5 more than you or I have ever wanted anything.
That’s what made re-injuring his “lower leg” all the more devastating.
Unsurprisingly, the tight-knit fraternity of NBA players was highly emotional when he went down in the second quarter.
Here’s how they reacted:
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
Nooooo…HATE TO SEE THAT SH*T!!!
— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) 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
Payers up for the big bro KD. God got you!
— Victor Oladipo (@VicOladipo) June 11, 2019
Get well brother 🙏
— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) June 11, 2019
— Jusuf Nurkić (@bosnianbeast27) June 11, 2019
Why are they cheering for his injury? Come on man #Disguting
— Joel “Do a 180” Embiid??? (@JoelEmbiid) June 11, 2019
Prayers up for @KDTrey5 HATE to see that. Respect him for putting it all on the line and going for it. REAL
— Tyus Jones (@1Tyus) June 11, 2019
Praying for you brother! @KDTrey5
— Allonzo Trier (@ISO_ZO) June 11, 2019
S/O to KD for giving it all. Champ mentality
— Evan Fournier (@EvanFourmizz) June 11, 2019