Kevin Durant’s mother sends message to those who questioned his heart

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Updated: June 12, 2019
Kevin Durant's mother sends message to those who questioned his heart Kevin Durant's mother sends message to those who questioned his heart By Dalton Johnson June 11, 2019 7:17 AM Never has a dark cloud of sad silence hovered so loudly over an epic win

The Warriors pulled off a stunning 106-105 victory over the Raptors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals to keep their season alive Monday night.

That's far from what will be remembered from this night in Toronto, though Kevin Durant, playing in his first game in over a month, went down with what is feared to be a torn Achilles tendon after playing just under 12 minutes For those who wrongly questioned Durant's toughness while the Warriors played without him over the previous month, his mother, Wanda, has a message for you For ALL of you who question my son as a Man, question his Heart, question his Integrity and question his LOVE for the game of basketball, you DON’T know him He has a heart of a true Warrior! This too shall pass God Bless you ALL pictwittercom/y0qcQ5Boga — Wanda Durant (@MamaDurant) June 11, 2019 Wanda Durant didn't pull a DeMarcus Cousins , but she did eloquently let her feelings be known “Kevin Durant loves to play basketball, and the people that questioned whether he wanted to get back to this team were wrong," Warriors general manager Bob Myers tearfully said Monday night when addressing the media Medical experts question how Warriors used Kevin Durant in NBA Finals Game 5 Medical experts question how Warriors used Kevin Durant in NBA Finals Game 5 By Drew Shiller June 11, 2019 11:11 AM Warriors Outsiders Podcast Programming note: Watch the NBA Finals pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Thursday at 4 pm, streaming live on the MyTeams app The worst-case scenario appears to have come to fruition for Kevin Durant on Monday night in Toronto Although nothing is official yet, all reports indicate that the reigning two-time NBA Finals MVP sustained a torn right Achilles early in the second quarter in Game 5 of the NBA Finals KD strained his right calf on May 8 and was playing in a game for the first time in nearly five weeks He started, played 9 minutes and 43 seconds in the first quarter and then was on the floor at the beginning of the second quarter And at the 9:51 mark pop Oh no Kevin Durant is hurt and this time it looks like he is grabbing at his right Achilles pic

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com/5gr5pXj6I3 — Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) June 11, 2019 After Golden State's improbable 106-105 win over the Raptors, NBC Sports NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh spoke with a couple medical experts about the way the Warriors deployed KD: “Just seems unacceptable,” said one longtime director of performance “Doesn’t make any sense” Said another rival training staff member: “They may have said, once the leg is warm, ride it But I can’t imagine (Durant) did enough work to determine 12 minutes out of 14 was appropriate” There is a lot of second-guessing going on right now People are taking sides and assigning blame You aren't going to read any of that here because we don't know all of the specifics and aren't privy to the inner workings of the process behind how Durant was cleared What matters is that arguably the best player in the NBA is going to miss all of next season And to quote Warriors superstar Steph Curry: Steph Curry on Kevin Durant: “It just sucks, man

I don’t really know what else to say about it.

So that’s it” pictwittercom/Gp6w6F3cym

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