The Toronto Raptors ended the Golden State Warriors' hopes of a three-peat in the 2019 NBA Finals, earning their first championship in franchise history in the process. During Thursday's decisive Game 6, Warriors All-Star guard Klay Thompson went up with the ball with Toronto's Danny Green went up behind him, and though little contact was made, Klay as he fell to the floor holding his left knee.
On Monday, Green revealed what the rest of the Warriors were telling him as the Game progressed without Thompson, who was later announced to have suffered a torn ACL.
"The rest of [the Warriors], they were making sure that I didn't take it the wrong way or feel too bad or guilty about it. It was a clean play," Green said. "They were like, 'we know you're not dirty.' Draymond [Green], [Andre Iguodala] they were like, 'yeah, you went up for the ball. He just came down funny. It's not your fault. Don't even worry about it.'"
You never want to see anyone get injured, especially not in one of the biggest moments of their lives. Although the Raptors and Warriors were fighting for a championship, they certainly weren't rooting for the opposition to go down with a serious ailment.