The NBA Finals have been heated from the beginning -- and most of that torridity occurred off the court. But things are showing signs of promise with a new GoFundMe to support Kevin Durant's charity.
This is on the heels of a cheering section across Toronto Raptors fans who appeared to celebrate when KD fell to the ground with an injury in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
"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," the GoFundMe writes.
The fundraiser, created by Hamzah Moin, also writes how they reacted "isn't cool," and it wasn't right. And it's especially "not what I expect from fellow Canadians."
He also acknowledges the amount of hard work, blood, sweat and tears the ten-time All-Star puts into basketball and wants to give back to something KD is passionate about: "Helping to enrich the lives of at-risk youth from low-income backgrounds through educational, athletic and social programs through the Kevin Durant Foundation."
So far, its raised almost $9,000 with a goal of $25K.
Recently, an anonymous fan sent the Warriors and KD some flowers along with a banner and cards apologizing "on behalf of Canada" after the injury occurred.
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It's nice to see these kind gestures toward Durant who is obviously struggling with having to miss out with a season-ending injury.
There are good people in the world after all.