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Kevin Durant has ruptured his achilles.

Early in Game 5 of the NBA finals, Kevin Durant (coming off a calf injury he sustained in the same playoffs) looked like the unstoppable hooper he is, dropping 11 points and 2 rebounds in 12 minutes. Then he went down. Durant made a move with the ball and as he came down, suffered an injury known to change careers for the worst. He ruptured his achilles in the same leg he injured his calf on and confirmed the worst on Instagram.

Durant is the best basketball player in the world in many people’s eyes, and he was expected to hit free agency this offseason, but with the injury, that decision and process may be affected drastically.

The injury isn’t anyone’s to blame, Durant wanted to help his team come back from a 3-1 deficit to claim the NBA championship and to become part of a select group of teams to claim they were able to three-peat, but an unfortunate incident happened and all we can do now is pray that one of the best basketball players the world has ever seen will come back better than ever.

Get well soon KD.

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