Knicks remove photo with Kevin Durant from season ticket pitch

Ruben Hill
February 12, 2019

Despite the fact that the 2018-19 regular season is barely halfway over, the Knicks continue to rebuild in an effort to attract some big-time free agents this upcoming offseason - current Golden State Warriors superstar forward Kevin Durant included. Now, it looks like they want fans to believe it, too.

The team seems to be so sure, that they desperately attempted to lure season ticket renewals by using Knicks big man Mitchell Robinson with Kevin Durant in the background. As the image spread online, it was probably easy for some observers to suspect the Knicks were sending a less-than-subtle signal about why it might be well worth it to renew season tickets.

The Knicks said in a statement to the New York Daily News the image was one of "several rotating photos on the website".

"Game action photos are used all the time for marketing purposes", the statement read.

Durant recently ripped the media for its coverage of his impeding free agency.

In 2013, the Hawks were fined by the league for tampering after sending out a memo to season-ticket holders that mentioned "players who are now under contract to other teams but who will become free agents [in the] summer".

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.

The Knicks want Durant badly, but it remains to be seen if the feeling is mutual this summer.

But they probably should land Durant before they use him to sell fans on tickets for next year - otherwise the National Basketball Association will likely have something to say about it.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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