Nets New Superstar Kevin Durant Predicts Raptors Winning Days Done
Call it salty or just call it typical KD.
Almost two months after blowing out his Achilles and being aided off the court at the Scotiabank Arenas during a pivotal Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Kevin Durant has finally spoken out. In a conversation with Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, Durant touched on a plethora of topics including his decision to leave the Warriors in free agency, whether his Game 5 injury was related to mismanagement on the part of his former team, and his feelings towards the Toronto Raptors.
In the moments immediately following the injury, Raptors fans in the arena exploded in excitement before very quickly quieting down and ultimately giving Durant a standing ovation as he was helped off the court.
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Durant has not forgotten that moment and while God may forgive, Durant does not.
“It will probably be the last time they will be in the Finals.”
Maybe it was karma, but the Raptors went onto lose Game 5 on their home floor in what could have been a series-clinching bout. Nevertheless, the resilient Raptors went back to The Oracle for Game 6 and took care of business, winning the organization’s first ever NBA championship.
In terms of the drama surrounding the injury he sustained in Game 5, Durant kept things as real as possible.
“Hell, no,” Said Durant on whether he blames the Warrior for Achilles injury. “How can you blame [the Warriors]? … Right when the series started, I targeted Game 5. Hell, nah. It just happened. It’s basketball. S— happens. Nobody was responsible for it. It was just the game. We just need to move on from that s— because I’m going to be back playing.”
On the night of free agency, Durant signed a deal with the Brooklyn Nets. He is expected to miss the remainder of the upcoming season, but expect the Atlantic Division to have some added drama moving forward!
At the end of the day, Durant isn’t the first individual to count the Raptors out.