Ok, I watched this video and this is exactly what happens. Durant seemingly gets stripped of the ball and the crowd roars. When the crowd realizes he’s down, there ARE definitely some cheers but it’s not like the building erupted. The crowd DOES cheer louder when he gets up and starts walking, albeit clearly still injured. They do this EVERYWHERE as a sign that the guy isn’t MORE seriously hurt. Right after that, the crowd starts the “KD” chant. It’s not like this was some long drawn out cheer watching a seriously injured opponent gobble away. There is not a SINGLE building in ALL of sports that wouldn’t have reacted almost exactly this way. I’m sick of this bullshit “classless” narrative.
When I saw it at home, I instantly jumped up because Ibaka had a clear break, mind you Durant was off screen at this point. When I realized he was down and out, my wife will attest I was furious, screaming at the TV at the WARRIORS for allowing the guy to play.
Golden State is desperate and are looking for bulletin board material and our “classless” fans are all they have.
Very well said, typical reactions from the media and GS players.