Kevin Durant had a typically efficient night on the court against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, finishing one assist shy of a triple double in the Thunder's 114-104 loss.
If one man's story is true, Durant picked up that extra assist with a nice gesture after the game.
A Reddit user named mathan1234 was there to witness Durant's postgame act of kindness. Here's what he wrote:
"I was working for Fox at the OKC Thunder game last night. After the game, one of our camera operators slipped and fell on the stairs last night. KD is about to walk his mother out, but sees this happen. He said to his mom, 'Hold on a minute.'
He walks up to our cameraman says "Hey are you alright?", he then walks our cameraman back to the production truck. On the way, they talk and decide that his finger might be broken, so they go to the arena's x-ray machine and KD arranges for our guy to get an x-ray right there.
And to top it off, he waited there with him. Turns out the finger was broken. And once it was over, he walked our guy back to the truck and got him some ice.
I wasn't in there for the x-ray being done, but I would like to assume that KD personally performed the x-ray and then gave our guy a piece of candy afterwards. ;)
Anyway, I just thought that was a cool story."
Later, mathan1234 added this edit to his original story:
"So I saw the fall. I saw KD leave his mom and check on our cameraman and walk him off. I then talked to our cameraman (who was surrounded by a group of tv people) and they talked about the incident. I didn't see the x-ray.
After the game, I went out for drinks with some of the TV people who were there in the group. We were talking about the incident. About how cool it was for KD to do that etc.. they told about the x-ray part and that he got them that night, that apparently it was arranged by KD.
Apparently that's not exactly what happened. Apparently, x-rays were brought up, but our cameraman would have to come back to get them if he wanted them. It was brought up, but they never happened. The cameraman read this post and said everything was true, but the x-ray part was wrong.
So I unintentionally wasn't all the way accurate when I posted this. Honestly, if I would've known beforehand that so many people were going to read this, I would've called the cameraman to verify everything. Instead, I dashed off a story that I thought was kinda neat.
I thought about deleting this post, but the internet doesn't work that way. I feel kinda silly though. Anyway, sorry."
Of course, with stories like these authenticity is always a question. And while Durant hasn't verified this story, the Reddit user posts some convincing evidence on his personal page.
This story also aligns with Durant's reputation as a nice guy. Whether it's handing out ice cream, visiting a fan in the hospital or donating money to disaster relief efforts, the 25-year-old has proven himself one of the nicest superstars of our era.
(H/T to Deadspin)
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