Kevin Durant isn't in the building for the final game at Oracle Arena, but his presence has been felt throughout the night.
In the first quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors, a tribute video for Durant played on the jumbotron in Oracle and the fans in attendance started chanting 'KD.'
🗣 Oracle ERUPTS for KD's tribute video
(via @wontgottlieb)pic.twitter.com/uf5pfPCJvt— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 14, 2019
In addition to the tribute video, Quinn Cook wore Durant's No. 35 shirt during his pregame warmup routine. The Warriors also handed out towels to fans that read "For Oakland" with the 'K" and "D" highlighted. Steph Curry and other Warriors players were wearing shirts with the same design.
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Durant announced Wednesday that he underwent surgery in New York to repair a ruptured right Achilles tendon.