Raptors fan starts GoFundMe campaign for Kevin Durant’s charity
Hamzah Moin was the person who started the campaign. He isn’t pleased that some Raptors fans cheered and waved at Durant when he went down with what looks like an Achilles injury during the second quarter of Game 5. On behalf of those who weren’t happy about the injury, Moin apologized to the 10-time All-Star.
“On behalf of the level-headed and true fans of Raptor Nation – from Toronto to Vancouver to Iqaluit to St. John’s, and any fans living outside Canada: we wanted to say “sorry”.
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.
This isn’t cool. This isn’t right. This isn’t what I expect from fellow Canadians.”
Moin’s GoFundMe campaign is his and fellow Raptors fans’ way of showing KD that not all of them are rude and insensitive towards other people’s misfortunes. He aims to get a maximum of $25,000 which will be donated to Kevin Durant Charity Foundation, which helps at-risk children have a better life through educational, athletic, and other forms of helpful programs.
So far, Moin has been able to raise a total of $2,817 in less than 48 hours.
At the moment, Durant is in New York to have his MRI, but there are people who are already saying that he ruptured his right Achilles tendon. It is one of the most serious injuries a basketball player can have.
If it is indeed an Achilles tear, KD is expected to recover within 9-12 months.