As soon as
They held each other in the tunnel for a while as Durant's teammates streamed past them.
"It hurts. It hurts, man," Durant said in his postgame interview. "We're all brothers on this team. It just hurts to go out like this. We made it to the Finals, which was cool for us, but we didn't want to just make it there."
Durant's display of emotion is touching -- and so far, he has mostly received praise on the blogosphere.
But not all NBA athletes are so lucky.
When the Miami Heat lost to the
“To people who made fun of it, I thought it was messed up,” Bosh told
Why were their tears received so differently?
Regardless of the reason, perhaps they're a good omen.
After all, Bosh went on to win the championship Thursday evening in what was perhaps the ultimate form of revenge for everyone who teased him while he was in pain.