Local Raptors fans well-behaved after dramatic Game 5 loss: WRPS

Arnold Nichols
June 13, 2019

Golden State got it back to Thompson and the Raptors lost sight of him just long enough for the tiebreaking shot with 57 seconds to go.

In separate incidents Monday night, three people were charged with mischief over $5,000 after allegedly vandalizing a pizza shop on Queen Street, and a woman was taken into custody after allegedly spitting on an officer outside of Scotiabank Arena. He could choose to instruct Rich Paul and Klutch Sports to inform suitors he will not sign beyond next season, but the same message of uncertainty didn't halt the Toronto Raptors' 2018 pursuit of Kawhi Leonard. National Basketball Association players tweeted mournful salutes, and fans around the globe extended sympathies.

While UBC Sociologist Rima Wilkes admits she didn't watch the game, she says there's something about a crowd dynamic that prompts certain people to act in ways they never would as an individual.

What is apparent is that Durant's season is over and his recovery will likely take several months if the Achilles is indeed torn.


Around Prince George's County, Md., and especially in the city that hugs the borders of the District, Seat Pleasant, nearly everyone has a Durant connection.

"For a Canadian kid growing up, it's a dream come true". My love and prayers go out to him. "We're dealing with a major asset of an organization, so no one that has any sense at all would think the team or medical staff or a player would want to jeopardize a long-term career", he said. No one cares who is exhausted or if you're facing a little fatigue.

Vetter helped send nine players to the National Basketball Association but never had a kid quite like Durant. "Just the awesome heart and grit they showed", Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told reporters. Late in the third quarter, Leonard drove baseline and passed to the opposite corner, where no teammate was standing, and the ball flew out of bounds. It's disrespectful and no human should be treated like that, no matter how much they're paid for their job. And I just want to thank KD for trying to put forth a effort that doesn't happen anymore. He suffered a torn lateral collateral ligament, anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus during the game and had to undergo reconstructive surgery. Page's expertise may be hair - he would use a one-inch clipper guard against the grain of Durant's head - but he's like any other armchair coach, believing Game 5 was too soon for a comeback. "I don't know the extent of it; he'll have an MRI tomorrow".

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