New York Knicks Used Kevin Durant In Season Ticket Promotional Package

Annette Crawford
February 12, 2019

Kevin Durant dribbles against the Knicks' Damyean Dotson in an October game.

The photo was part of a pitch to season-ticket holders to renew their packages for the 2019-20 season.

While the New York Knicks sport the worst record in the National Basketball Association at 10-45, there is some hope on the horizon with rumors swirling that Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant might sign with the team in the offseason.

"Game action photos are used all the time for marketing purposes, but given everything going on, we took precaution of taking the photo down", reads the team's official statement, via Stefan Bondy of The New York Daily News.

As the organization states, it was a rotating image that appears on their website, but given the amount of attention it has received, it decided it was in the team's best interest to remove it. Another fan corroborated the image before the Knicks eventually took it down.

Durant, who is expected to opt out of his Warriors contract after this season, has been dogged all season by speculation about whether he will re-sign with Golden State or move elsewhere this summer. Kevin Durant, for example, could be one of those free agents.

It wasn't lost on beat reporters for the Warriors that, in the immediate wake of the trade, Durant stopped speaking with the media. I don't know who traded Porzingis. "I'm trying to play basketball".

The Knicks, mired in a franchise-worst 16-game losing streak, have made no secret about their desire to lure Durant to NY, and they will have the salary-cap space to offer both him and another megastar max contracts.

That memo concerned then-Clippers star Chris Paul and Lakers center Dwight Howard, neither of whom, it should be noted, landed in Atlanta that summer.

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