Published: Tue, February 12, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

New York Knicks Used Kevin Durant In Season Ticket Promotional Package

New York Knicks Used Kevin Durant In Season Ticket Promotional Package

In the midst of strong rumours linking Durant with a move to the Knicks this summer, it may be beyond coincidental that the Knicks used the Golden State Warriors star in their promotional material. Still, they made a curious photo choice when asking season-ticket holders to renew before a February 28 deadline.

The Knicks, in an advertisement asking season ticket holders to renew their tickets, used a picture of Durant guarding rookie forward Mitchell Robinson this week.

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The Knicks will reportedly have $70 million in cap space at the end of the season and were recently crowned the most valuable team in the National Basketball Association, at an evaluation of $4 billion.

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Don't read anything into the use of the photo, however, the team urged in a statement released Sunday night. "To be clear, it was one of several rotating photos on the website". The association caused a stir when a Knicks season-ticket holder pointed out the photo in a social media post.

Using an opposing player in a sales photo is not strictly against National Basketball Association rules, according to reporting from the New York Post, but Durant's contract situation has brought about concern. The players were Dwight Howard and Chris Paul. After making himself unavailable for over a week, the two-time reigning Finals MVP launched into a tirade Wednesday, telling reporters: "I have nothing to do with the Knicks".

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