- A Raptors fan launched a GoFundMe page to donate money for the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation
- The fan said that this was their way to apologize to Durant after some Raptors fans cheered when he got injured
- Other Raptors fans sent him flowers and wrote their well-wishes for him
A Raptors fan launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation.
KAMI learned that this was an apology by the Raptors fans after some members of their crowd cheered when Golden State Warriors’ Durant got injured during the Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
In a report by Reuters, Hamzah Moin apologized on behalf of the “level-headed” and “true fans” of the “Raptor Nation.”
"On behalf of the level-headed and true fans of Raptor Nation — from Toronto to Vancouver to Iqaluit to St. John's, and any fans living outside Canada: we wanted to say ‘sorry'," Moin wrote.
"We're sorry that some fans of Raptor Nation at the Scotiabank arena, Jurassic Park, and in some bars/restaurants showing the game, displayed an ugly side of fandom when they cheered on the injury of Kevin Durant,” he added.
The GoFundMe page was able to raise $33,689 as of posting. You may check the page here.
Other fans apologized to Durant by sending him flowers and by writing it on a cardboard.
During the Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Durant ruptured his Achilles tendon. Many Raptors fans cheered when the incident happened and most of the basketball players, even the commentators were disappointed and surprised that the fans did that. You may watch it here:
As previously reported by KAMI, Durant announced that he went through a surgery for his Achilles tendon. The Golden State Warriors said that Durant is now starting to recover.
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