NBA Rumors: Conspiracy Theories Circulate Around Kevin Durant’s Achilles Surgery With Knicks-Connected Doctor

Kevin Durant helped off the court after an injury.

It was almost immediately after Kevin Durant announced he had undergone successful surgery on his ruptured Achilles tendon that the conspiracy theories started.

The Golden State Warriors star only played a handful of minutes in Game 5 of the NBA Finals before he lunged forward and went down awkwardly. After spending several weeks rehabbing from a nagging calf injury, Durant had suffered something much more serious — a torn Achilles that could keep him out up to a year.

As the New York Post noted, Durant wasted no time in undergoing surgery with noted physician Dr. Martin O’Malley, who he has worked with before and who has experience with a number of other NBA players. But the fact that O’Malley is the team physician for the Brooklyn Nets and had previously served on the staff of the New York Knicks drew plenty of interest, fueling the rumors that Durant is planning to bolt the Warriors this offseason to join the Nets or the Knicks.

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