Drake has offered his support to “true warrior” Kevin Durant after the Golden State Warriors superstar suffered another injury setback in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
Durant limped out of the Warriors’ 106-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors in the second quarter at Scotiabank Arena on Monday.
The majority of the crowd rose to applaud the two-time NBA Finals MVP off, but there were also cheers when he went down in pain on his return from a calf problem.
Drake has had run-ins with Warriors players in a series Toronto lead 3-2, but the Raptors fan put his allegiances aside to send his best wishes to Durant.
“Was tough for any of us to even enjoy that game tonight after seeing this transpire. Praying for our brother,” he posted alongside an image of Durant on Instagram. “My only concern tonight is your wellbeing. ‘The game needs me’ is an understatement when it comes to 35. Please wish the best for this true warrior.”
Durant attempted to drive to the basket with a little more than 9:45 to play before halftime. He went down, grabbed his leg and was helped off the court by trainers.
Kevin Durant goes down…. pic.twitter.com/fSjEB1QiQv
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) June 11, 2019
Durant then headed back to the locker room and was joined by teammates Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) June 11, 2019
He left the arena on crutches in a walking boot.
Durant leaving Scotiabank Arena on crutches pic.twitter.com/eccyf5bB8f
— Phil Barber (@Skinny_Post) June 11, 2019
The Warriors will host Game 6 at Oracle Arena on Thursday.