Knicks Remove Controversial Season Ticket Photo With Kevin Durant and Release Statement

Paola Ditto
Febbraio 12, 2019

Those plans were only speculated further after the team used a photo of Durant in a pitch to season ticket holders in hopes of an increase in renewals for the 2019-20 season.

Well, the photo also happened to prominently display Kevin Durant.

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.

"Game action photos are used all the time for marketing purposes, but given everything going on, we took the precaution of taking the photo down", the Knicks explained in a statement.

The Knicks will have two max salary spots in the offseason following their trade with the Mavericks late last month and they're expected to pursue the 30-year-old star if he becomes a free agent. The image had been taken down by Sunday morning. Kevin Durant, for example, could be one of those free agents.

"As a player, knowing I have to talk to media, if I get an opportunity to talk to media, I want to give the fans my perspective on the game, not about business", Durant told Mike Greenberg on Get Up.

While Robinson is popular among Knicks fans, it would be understandable if the team was trying to look beyond its current roster for ways to lure fans into renewing their season tickets.

As the Daily News pointed out, the National Basketball Association fined the Atlanta Hawks in 2013 after a letter that mentioned a pair of impending free agents, Dwight Howard and Chris Paul, was sent to prospective ticket buyers.

After shocking the National Basketball Association world and trading away star player Kristaps Porzingis, the New York Knicks are trying once again to put all of their eggs in one basket and hope to sign a max player or two to turn the franchise around.

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