Knicks remove Kevin Durant photo from season ticket promotion ad

  • Knicks remove Kevin Durant photo from season ticket promotion ad

Knicks remove Kevin Durant photo from season ticket promotion ad

The New York Knicks traded Kristaps Porzingis before the deadline and will head into the offseason with plenty of cap space to make a run at two max-level free agents.

"I just want (beat writers) to be truthful, especially if they're going to walk up to me in the locker room after games then go behind my back and write stuff like that".

The New York Knicks are clearly all in for the 2019-20 campaign.

The New York Knicks used an image of Mitchell Robinson alongside Kevin Durant in a pitch to season ticket holders to renew, but later deleted the photo to avoid the perception that there was an ulterior motive using Durant's image.

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

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.

It does not technically break any league rules to feature an opposing player in a season-ticket pitch, but the Durant case is unique and will likely be scrutinized by those watching his highly anticipated 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".

But that has come to an end, as the team announced it has removed the photo with Durant's likeness and released the following statement about their decision.

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.