The Toronto Raptors fanbase has gotten hammered over the past few days for cheering the injury to Kevin Durant in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. In an effort to redeem the fanbase, one Raptors fan is making a big gesture to try and make up for what happened.
On Wednesday, a Raptors fan started a GoFundMe raising money for the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation. The crowdfunding campaign included a message from the fan, apologizing to Durant on behalf of the Raptors fanbase and denouncing those who cheered the injury.
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.
This isn’t cool. This isn’t right. This isn’t what I expect from fellow Canadians.
Durant returned in Game 5 of the NBA Finals after having missed their previous nine with a calf injury. But in the second quarter, he aggravated the injury and suffered an Achilles tear.
As of writing, the GoFundMe campaign has raised $6,186 of its $25,000 goal.
The Kevin Durant Charity Foundation has raised money and assisted in basketball court construction and renovations in over a dozen cities around the world.
Despite the injury to Durant, the Warriors were able to hold on and win Game 5.
The Raptors lead the series 3-2 heading into Game 6 on Thursday.