If you wish to see rugged NBA toughness, you need not look further than Philadelphia.
The 76ers, in all of their over-hyped glory, relish in being one of the league's best trash talkers. Regarding tragic, possible career-ending injuries, however, most trash talking gets thrown to the curb in favor of prayer.
That remains true for the Sixers as well. When hearing about Joel Embiid's tragic achilles tear, Embiid offered up nothing but praise and support for the fallen superstar, even saying the guy was one of the best offensive big-men in the NBA.