Kevin Durant's post season ended on a painful note when he went down after aggravating his right calf injury a few minutes into the 2nd quarter during Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals on Monday night.

The Golden State Warriors kept their championship hopes alive with a 106-105 win over the Toronto Raptors in Toronto. But the team lost its leader Durant, who apparently re-injured his right Achilles.

After hobbling out of the arena on crutches, Durant took to Instagram to say he was "hurting deep in the soul". But some social media users had their doubts that he was really injured at all. They questioned his desire to play.

Many pointed to the theatrical way he went down. It looked so fake that some fans in the Scotiabank Arena laughed out loud.

There was a lot of talk prior to Game 5, that Durant was ready to close this chapter in his career and move on to a new team with a max contract.

Social media numerologists say the numbers prove Durant was faking his injury.

"He got 'injured again' while the score was 39-34 (which totals to 73, like the 73rd NBA season)," wrote one YouTube commenter.

Twitter users were more blunt.

"Really? Looked fake to me. Desperately tried to squeeze out some tears unsuccessfully as well," one user tweeted.

It was all too much for Durant's beloved mother, Wanda Durant, who took to Instagram to defend her son's integrity.

"For ALL of you who question my son as a Man, question his Heart, question his Integrity and question his LOVE for the game of basketball, you DON'T know him. He has a heart of a true Warrior! This too shall pass. God Bless you ALL."

Game 6 of the NBA Finals is on Thursday in Oakland.
 

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Photos by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images, Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Momma's and their boys.....

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Not a KD fan by far-he’s soft. However, that injury was clearly REAL. I wonder if there is any connection to the calf injury he was just cleared of. I Don’t see why the mama had to defend her grown son-just go and live the good life off of his money. I wish someone would’ve taught him to comb his hair and get lineups. His hair looks like project grass.

  • Seldomseen

    Durant hopscotched right off that court

  • CardiB’sAbs

    ????

  • KLove

    ummm that was real....did yall see that achilles pop when you look at it in slow-mo.....why would he not want to help get one more ring, even if he was planning on leaving

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lmaooo at hopscotched

  • KneeSee

    KD wouldn't fake an injury and ruin his chance to get a max contract. Jesus be some common sense.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Crack’n up at project grass???

  • Listen2Me

    Look at Drake, faking concern. Knowing damn well with KD out his Raptors have a better chance of winning. I see you Drake.

  • MsPam

    Here we go again, KD mother and Ayesha Curry should take a long long vacation. I know he wasn’t faking his injury but he’s soft and corny (this dude has a Tupac tattoo on his leg) spread some butter on him. That’s it I’m moving on. The last sentence is from a Sam Cooke song. ???

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Where’s the lie? ?????

  • Li-Wright

    I don't understand the rabid sports fan. People need to get a life. But maybe all this is because of sports betting. If these emotions rise because of sports betting, we are in deep doo-doo. What's next? A fan going on court and shooting the players?

  • Li-Wright

    The fans reactions is probably because they're betting on the games, so when players get hurt, and the team loses (or wins) emotions run higher than normal.

  • Listen2Me

    I’m no genius but I was thinking the same thing. It wouldn’t be beneficial to fake an injury.

  • Clobaby_

    I Like the "Jesus be some common sense line" I'll be borrowing it :)

  • Dreadboi

    "It's the shoes"...

  • Seldomseen

    Project grass????

  • DroneRivers

    It serves no purpose for him to fake an injury. Even if he wants to leave and find a new team, wouldn't he still try his best to win a ring? Plus if he sits out and they somehow manage to eke a win without him, it makes him look kinda useless. I see no reason why he'd fake it.

  • bemetoo

    Kevin has a face only a mother can love

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Classy response.
    I prolly would have gone with Toya's response to Reginae's critics: F U!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    And 100 skeezettes who would love to live off his money.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    He will never ever play the same again it’s very few basketball players ever recover from an injury like that

  • bemetoo

    True but they doing it for the money

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I thought he was playing fairly well until he went out. I don't see any purpose in faking now either.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    These women will birth 6 kids knowing they don't like the way he looks. Yet they'll gladly push that stroller while on their way to the Gucci boutique.
    Trade offs.

  • Topic Influencer

    He will be okay. Wesley Matthews tore his few seasons back and came back with his almost exact same stats. Couple of others too. Hell his own current teammate DeMarcus Cousins too if I am not mistaken

  • Topic Influencer

    Thankfully he has a ring with them. And yes he would still be out there trying to get a 3rd. I doubt he faking either. Folks are so damn it CRAZY

  • ClaireHuxtable

    U need to log off! Go home for the day. https://media1.giphy.com/media/mXwxPJjb1SzlhwMHfd/giphy.gif

  • luVn_liFe…

    Fcuk em K D.. wanda save your breath people are going to believe what they chose.

  • luVn_liFe…

    PROJECT GRASS!??? Lmaooo

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    I'm sorry...watched the game and said "Damn that looked staged af" don't know what it was....just know on my 65in flat it looked "staged af"

  • Malificent

    Fake or not I'm just glad the Raptors have a chance.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Oh yeh he will be ok? That is the worse injury you can have in basketball

  • Chapter29Chick

    why is drake always at the winning team finals? His bandwagon azz needs to chill out.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I'm willing tew betcha he was the ring leader cheerin lassnite when KD got hurt. Now he wants tew ack all concerned... Ol fake asz

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    ... just further proof that there's a lot of stupid people out there.
    smh

  • tintin

    There was nothing fake about that

  • Dasright

    Exactly and they clearly have never played a game of basketball or know much about sports in general. Saw my ex break his ankle after simply stepping down from a curb months after he had a serious basketball injury that required surgery. It doesn't take much AT ALL. He literally just stepped off of a curb while we were walking and boom.

  • currvalicious

    Last sentence, I'm weak. Lol!!

  • currvalicious

    Got that right.

  • Topic Influencer

    Doesnt spell the end. Mad players had same injury back when, before the advances we have now in med and physical therapy and still dominated. He has a chance.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Only ppl saying that are salty as s, petty, Rap fans.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    And those are way younger players KD is considered old I hope he get better but that GM was not on tv crying for no reason

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    In other news... Wendy William new dude is an Ex con fashion designer that did 2 yrs for robbery with a dangerous weapon.. She SURE knows how to pick em https://media0.giphy.com/media/IjBCekRUK4f7i/giphy.gif

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Mama be quiet. He is a man...he can take it....and he can defend himself. Let him be a man lady

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    And this is exactly why she got cheated on, dogged out, dragged and used the f up by Kevin.

    I know that she is not.the best looking but damn Wendy......will you please select a better quality man.

  • Topic Influencer

    I mean...Idc about Wendy new boo record. A little fun never hurt nobody. She for SURE not getting married probably. Kevin was 2nd husband. I DO hope she is getting her middle aged big vaginal (according to Kevin Hunter.)..walls torn DOWN. What I wish my 45 and over homegirls. Good dack and be safe ghul!

    https://media2.giphy.com/media/VJHTrbDqiD7E2iI7p3/giphy.gif

    Godspeed to her

  • Curtis

    Wanda needs to stop injecting herself in old Kevin's life. She has a twitter and IG too? She's doing the most at her age.

  • Dowoop

    All I noticed is that he brushed his hair in that picture with his mom.

  • ClaireHuxtable
  • ClaireHuxtable

    She said that aint her man...he's lovely & she just havin a lil fun. She said she aint st00pid.

  • KcoolMuziq

    #TEAMKEVINDURANT

  • Kimberly King

    He was playing quite well up until the injury. I doubt he was faking. Hope the warriors will pull it off for KD.

  • Jessy

    An Achilles injury certainly won’t help him get a max contract.

  • GinJen
  • Topic Influencer
  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Hope he budgeted his money right while the getting WAS good because we ALL KNOW, the NBA and the NFL dont give a flying PHUCK about injured players https://media2.giphy.com/media/l0HlJiVs2oAtVet0c/giphy.gif

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ????

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    True dat! Older chicks tend to fall for that young peen.. Like fall HARD https://media1.giphy.com/media/lo5jV0hLNr7Gw/giphy.gif

    We shall see?

  • RealATLPeach36

    For the most part it seem BB Players take care of themselves after it all ends. I see some retire broke but not as many as the other sport players...

  • RealATLPeach36

    Say what!!!!!!

  • RealATLPeach36

    Damn lol

  • RealATLPeach36

    Jesus

  • free

    there is a close-up video on twitter that actually shows what happened so it ain't fake.

  • SpiceGirl

    Now...why would he do that??

  • Renee26

    this dude has a Tupac tattoo on his leg) spread some butter on him

    ???

  • Renee26

    Project grass ???

  • tia

    At the end of the day, no one cares for you. By any means necessary, those "sprites" probably doped that ankle and foot up and pumped Kevin up to get out there. Knowing damn well, he was not ready. With the severity of this injury, he could be out for a minute. Also, the powers that be let him get out there so he wouldn't leave them either. So they let him hurt himself. I mean, when it comes down to money and winning people will go through drastic measures.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I am pretty sure it was the fact that the Warriors needed him to play so they wouldn't lose the series 4-1.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Period.

  • tia

    You're absolutely correct. But he wasn't ready tho.

  • Vonn

    Just like toya ran to regiment's defense. That's what some parents do, I suppose.

  • jayhawkpride

    Some people are stupid!!

  • Shawty

    Regiment?...lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This tickled me ????

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I see why that annoys some people. But if I had a kid in that situation and people were bad-mouthing my son on social media, I'd probably have something to say about it too.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    When healthy, he's easily a top 2 player in the league, if not straight up the best player. I've heard some NBA commentators on sports radio saying that some GM out there would still take a chance on him with a max contract. I'm not sure that's the smartest thing to do, but I think some team out there would do it.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    For a while now I've been thinking KD looked like he needed a hairbrush, a lineup, and a beard trimmer. I'm surprised his mama hasn't gotten on him about that. I know he's grown, but mamas usually have something to say if their son is out there looking rough.?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Since its an OP I need some advice: In the process of trying to have a great summer my girls and I decided to go to a few concerts and a mini trip or two...Now Im the only only with a steady income...its not even summer yet and they both have bowed out of 3 out of 5 of the things we were supposed to do...the only two things they want to attend are the neo-soul concert they picked and one 2 day trip (which was already booked in april)...Its getting to a point where Im getting pissed because they never wanna do what I want to do...Im just tryna keep the peace...One of my gf's has a substance issue that she cannot control and has a tendency to lash out at "pretty girls" (chile) when we are in public...My summer is already coming to an end...should I just cancel everything???

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ???

    Postal worker charged for exposing himself to customer in her home and pleasuring himself

    A Texas postal worker was arrested for exposing himself to a customer and pleasuring himself in her home earlier this year.

    Byron Milton, 30, was charged with indecent exposure for the March 7 incident in Pasadena.

    Milton had been asked to hold packages for Tricia Thomas, 59, for several days while she went on a trip. He showed up at her apartment around 5:30 p.m. while he was off duty, but still wearing his postal uniform, to “check to see if she had made it home safely.”

    Upon first meeting Milton, Thomas told him she was a massage therapist during a casual conversation. When he first entered her home, he sat on the couch and asked Thomas to give him a massage. After telling him no and that he would have to make an appointment, Milton asked to use her restroom.

    She said yes and he went into the restroom, but came out several minutes later with his pants down and told Thomas “that his groin was hurting.” He then went back into the restroom and told Thomas “he could not get his ‘antler’ in his pants to pull them up.”

    After walking back to the restroom and seeing Milton still had his pants pulled down, she told him he needed to leave. Milton still didn’t come out of the restroom.

    When Thomas asked him what the problem was, Milton allegedly told her to come and see. Thomas “went to the restroom and the door was open and she saw (Milton) sitting on the toilet with the lid closed and (Milton) was masturbating,” according to court documents.

    Thomas demanded that he stop and leave her apartment. Thomas told police Milton looked “nervous” as he finally left.

    After his arrest, Milton admitted to taking his pants off without Thomas’ permission and said “it was possible” he exposed himself to her “by accident.” He also admitted to masturbating in her bathroom.

    He told police he used his position as a mail carrier to meet Thomas and admitted he should have never gone into her apartment, saying his actions were inappropriate.

    The United States Postal Service told local ABC affiliate KTRK that Milton is “currently in a non-duty status.”

    Milton was released last Wednesday on $100 bond and is due back in court on June 20. https://media2.giphy.com/media/qQZlB59WPinHq/giphy.gif

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Good morning doll ?????
    If deposits were made, I’d continue forward. If not, yes, cancel. Have any cool acquaintances that you link with time to time? Hit them up.
    Make the most of your summer & have fun!

  • Dowoop

    That picture is the cleanest I have ever seen him look.

  • oshh16

    WTF!?!?

  • SpillyNillie

    Wait...wait...there HAS to be more to this story and their relationship...

  • oshh16

    I don't know if I would even want to hang out with someone who lashes out at "pretty girls" in public, that would totally f up my vibe to begin with.
    Like Dark and lovely said acquaintances that are cool and kind is the way to go at times.

  • SpillyNillie

    I'm in the same boat sorta. Had one major trip planned. Flight and room paid for, but I'm not going. Me and the "so-called" friend fell out and I'm not the one to fake a friendship and still go on a trip with you. I'm learning that people, friends included, will always let you down. Go on the trips IF YOU WANT TO. But moving forward, try finding some fun things to do that you are comfortable doing solo.

  • oshh16

    SO i went to dollar store yesterday to get some cups,and got some dish rags as well. Girl rang me and I paid cash but as I was getting the change, she was scratching, both arms....so I made sure not to touch her hand because.. I don't think she appreciated that LOL but come on dude.

  • SpillyNillie

    Nooooooooooo! Turn around! Don't Drown!

  • WhoKnew

    Wendell Williams is still doing the most to stretch out her 15 minute pity party for TV ratings. Now she is supposedly dating an EX-con so that she can live her "best life" ???.

    Guh, GTOF. Dude is prolly her sober coach.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    I had a chinese delivery man sit in the parking lot and masturbate in front of my apartment back in the day and then had the nerve to try and still deliver me that food...if you don't get your hairy palm having ass on somewhere...

  • WutizstillHERE!

    I use to talk to a mail man (cutest thing with grey eyes)..until I found out his package was little and couldn't deliver on his promise to rock my world.. by byyyeee!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I think will go to the events with acquaintances it just pisses me off that his happens every year ...Over the years they have wasted away a bit and the one that lashes out I dont even go to anything with her anymore due to her insecurity...thats why I have a seperate room on our 2 day trip... Im honestly starting to think Im outgrowing them...we have nothing in common except our past...

  • oshh16

    My "best" friend since 8th grade just drifted away during my mom's illness like at the beginning of 2017 and been ghost. My mom passed in April, God bless her soul and um Jesus is bout the one true friend I know, sends the right folk when you need them etc.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • oshh16

    See my response to Spilly Nille, I know how it is when people you think are true friends drift away, when needed the most at that, but God takes care of our needs.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I have to get in the groove of solo trips...All my life I've been in a squad literally from childhood up until now...Most of my friends I've known since diapers but all of us have not been around each other as much throughout the years...I just get tired of trying to conform to their normal because they aren't career women so it makes it hard to find a common ground and even keep the peace honestly...I fall out with one atleast every three months due to her addiction and low self esteem....

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Exactly! I am NOT inviting the postman in my house no matter WHAT time of day it is! Then he comes in and asks for a massage?? ?

  • Parent

    These dudes be lootin it..

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Wendy's "fun man" needs to be behind closed doors...that video of her crying in the car with him goes to show that its all overwhelming and he's just sitting there looking like a Doofus watching the paps when he should have rolled up the window...Im all for a boytoy with a nice eggplant but she should do it in private until she heals emotionally...it gives him too much shine and he aint work hard to get it...

  • SunRiseBlossom

    I agree... he was too comfortable with her, and she was too comfortable with letting him walk around her apartment.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    She was feeling him but didn't expect him to pull his wanky out on the first go.. but lil buddy said I got an extra package for you in these here drawz...

  • SunRiseBlossom

    RIGHT!!! Mama is doing what a mother does... support, protect and defend her child!

  • free

    you gotta find some friends with guap. that's hard to do when you're young. i hate traveling with people who don't have food money. talkim bout let's go to the grocery store for lunch meat. cancel it all and get with a travel group if you like to travel.

  • WhoKnew

    Same when I went to Dollar Store and the cashier wiped her nose with her hand then wanted to hand me money with the same snotty ass hand. I took the money and proceeded to pull out my hand sanitizer right in front of her so that she would know to use a tissue the next time as well as hand sanitizer before passing money to someone. I know money is already germy from being exchanged a lot but you ain't gotta make it worse by putting snot on it. IJS.

  • hottlanta

    Why would she go to an area where she knows tmz hangs out.

  • WhoKnew

    Even though you're still young and it be hard to meet new "ride or die" lifelong friends, it sounds like you need to slowly back out of these friendships until they've ended. Tell them you're busy when they want to hook up. Sometimes you have to cut things a loose that aren't good for you and sometimes it might be family, which is harder to do or it might be friends, especially when you're doing better than they are in your career and financially.

  • WhoKnew

    Exactly. She's doing it so people can keep talm bout her and watch her show. It's a ratings ploy.

  • WhoKnew

    Why come every since I saw the big pooty cat in a yellow dress acking a fool at her son's graduation every corner I turn there's a big ass woman in a yellow dress and it's giving me nightmarish flashbacks and the hives.

  • hottlanta

    Yep she went from being a very private person to a very public person.

  • oshh16

    Exactly money is already nasty, I don't needs people's skin particles or whatever in my change. I would wear gloves if I were a cashier for my own protection.

  • WhoKnew

    Yep, you're right. And now that you've mentioned it, I have noticed that cashiers at the grocery store and post office do wear gloves.

  • WhoKnew

    Yerp. That's a giveaway right there that she's on the hunt for ratings.

  • hottlanta

    That is why l go solo sometimes. Aint got time for the foolishness. Why u wanna b witg someone that u know that is embarassing. I create my own life memories. Dont need and hanger oners for that.

  • MsSapphire9800

    O.P.......When you work from home....are you consider a 'stay at home mom"? Because something is wrong with my lazy ass children...everyone is still in bed and will expect breakfast when thery get up even the 22 yrs old twins.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I need to do that more...I can speak in front of a crowd of students but I cant muster up enough confidence to take a trip or go somewhere by myself (unless it shopping smh)...

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Im not even young tho...these women are in their mid thirties sitting at home everyday while Im at work all the time...I do need a new crowd of friends because its starting to get redundant and i dont want to resent anyone...

  • brooks hill

    twitter is for losers.... not for me, don`t need the negative vibes .

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Leave that lady ALONE! Shaking her monkey at the graduation https://media1.giphy.com/media/rR5nptZbrvtPq/giphy.gif

  • sjames

    1st and foremost never plan trips with anyone who don't have steady income bc they can't even afford the affordable events. go on the trip if its paid for and YOU go to all 5 events. drop they asses a pin for your location and whereabouts, b safe and vigilant, and have a good time. in the future, plan a trip with ppl who know how to have fun and can afford the totality of the trip

  • SpillyNillie

    Yeah, Sis. Check out that solo groove...

  • SpillyNillie

    Did your "best" friend attend your mom's funeral? Send condolences?

  • hottlanta

    I been doing thé solo thing for over 20 years n lovinnnng it chile. Aint nothing like going to new places n meeting new faces. Every year l give myself the gift of knowledge 2 go to a different county n learn new things for my birthday. I am a travel channel trip advisor junky. If u had the kind of friends that know u will leave them n take your trip regardless they will not constantly do those things. Anyone knows me no not to fyck with my vacations. My photo album is full of me having great vacations all by myself.

  • Nicole Myles

    I joke about that video on a regular I told my daughter I'm gonna act a fool just like that on her big graduation day this Thursday ???

  • Nicole Myles

    I always say just think about what u DIDN'T see before you saw that I'm sure the cashier already blew germs all around that register & EVERYTHING in it's vicinity lol. That's why as soon as I step in my house no matter where I been I scrub the hell outta my hands?

  • NewNew

    I looove doing things by myself. You can do exactly what YOU want to do, don't have to wait on anybody, etc. I will.go eat alone with (or without) a book, go to the movies alone, visit a museum/art gallery alone, etc.. I Love doing things with friends too. Are you afraid that people are judging you when you are out alone, do you have social anxiety, or are you afraid that it is dangerous to be out alone?

  • EMILY POST

    They just need to keep pushing. Seems like the Warriors speech at the end of the game made things worse and ESPN has no new just opinions keep it going for ratings.

  • ???TheRider???

    Toyota & Resume are classic!

  • Logan Roberts

    Kevin is not cute.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    LOL! hard!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    He can't handle anything on this level. He's tenderoni.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I think its because Im by myself all the time!!! I live alone and my pet passed last year so I find comfort when I do get to be around my girls and chat it up...I look forward to it I guess because I dont have any children and/or a spouse so when things fall through I tend to get more upset...

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I agree...things just shifted a few hours ago literally when it came to this damn trip and its not even far which makes it worse...

  • ClaireHuxtable

    L0l!!

  • NewNew

    That makes a lot of sense. I understand that completely

  • hi-liter

    Prolly why you won’t be seeing him no time soon.

  • Frank Blunt

    She got a thang for B Boys and slanging chains..according to her...Kevin clones until...

  • Jessy

    I didn’t say he couldn’t get a contract. I said an Achilles injury won’t HELP him get one as Sandra implied.

  • PetiteButterScotch

    All sports are rigged in some way.

  • onelove

    MEE TO! HE MY LOVE! LOL