When Kevin Durant went down with a right calf injury, it seemed as if the Raptors fans cheered when he left. Did they really, though?
Make no mistake, the Toronto Raptors fanbase is as rabid as any in the NBA, but we didn’t expect what happened in the early going of Game 5.
Kevin Durant, who got off to a brilliant start in his first game in 33 days, re-injured his right calf early in the second quarter. And when he went down, it sure seemed as if the Raptors fans were cheering for an injured player. The cheers/jeers were audible on the television broadcast and still images certainly seemed to capture some collective ugliness.
Maybe this was a cultural thing, lost in translation?
After trying over the play, one might very properly come to the conclusion that Toronto followers weren’t actually cheering on Kevin Durant, however the rating on the opposite finish. Perhaps they didn’t notice he was damage at first? Nonetheless, issues aren’t what they all the time seem like, and in case you rewatch the play, you’ll see a Raptors fan sporting a Marc Gasol jersey really wave “bye bye” at Durant. And he wasn’t the one one who let his fandom get the higher of him.
Judging from that, and also you’ll give you a special conclusion: That Raptors followers misplaced their thoughts for a second and really cheered an injured participant. Actually, there have been quite a few followers that waved at Durant and never the great wave at that.
It needed to take the Raptors gamers and the Scotiabank Enviornment PR announcer to get the followers to comprehend that they have been means over the road.
So the decision?
We discover the Raptors fanbase responsible of cheering Kevin Durant’s harm. Their punishment is for the nation to swap their healthcare system with ours.