And while there have been rumors that Durant could opt-in to the final year of his contract next season and remain with Golden State, it's now being said that opting-in could be Durant's "last resort".
"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", Moin wrote.
More than likely, a team will still offer Durant a max contract, so his payday won't be affected.
Berman is quick to point out the trust factor with the Warriors medical staff, but it's not uncommon for players to go outside or their organizations to seek out a specialist, especially when it comes to a major injury such as an Achilles, which can prove career-threatening if treated and rehabilitated incorrectly. So the Achilles came as a complete shock. "Let's give back to something he's 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 Charity Foundation".
"Now, would we go back and do it over again?"
"I just wanted to let them know that I've been hearing all of your words for the last few years all the harsh, hurtful things that you've said about my son, but you really don't know who he is".
Durant had returned to the court for the Warriors for the first time in over a month and looked every bit the potent superstar scorer he was prior to the calf strain that has plagued his postseason. "But that's easy to say after the results". He has the Raptors just one win from an National Basketball Association championship, which he'll try to secure during Thursday's Game 6 at Oracle Arena.
Of course, Durant might not want to spend next season in Golden State then become a free agent in 2020.