Kevon Looney is questionable for Thursday’s Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors. The team announced his status at Wednesday’s practice.
Kevon Looney is officially listed as questionable for Game 6.— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) June 12, 2019
Looney has been incredibly tough during these Finals. He was injured in Game 2 and diagnosed with a fracture near his collarbone. Despite initially being ruled out for the remainder of the series, he shockingly returned for Game 4, and played through visible discomfort.
He played sparingly in Monday’s Game 5 and took a few hits before it became clear that he wasn’t quite ready to go. According to Andre Iguodola, the 2015 Finals MVP had to tell Looney to stop playing.
Andre Iguodala says he had to tell Kevon Looney not to play anymore tonight... adds that no one really understands what the Warriors brotherhood means pic.twitter.com/dVbjZMSkjr— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) June 11, 2019
Looney’s willingness to keep playing certainly tells us a lot about his spirit. We’ll have to see if he’s cleared to play in Game 6, and, if so, how healthy he looks and how much he has to offer.
Either way, his performance in the Finals has been an inspiration for the team.