Calling it nothing more than a marketing tool, the New York Knicks have nonetheless deleted a game action photo of Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant and Knicks rookie center Mitchell Robinson from their website after it was used in a ticket sales promotion.
Durant is averaging 27.3 points, 7.1 rebounds and six assists for Golden State so far this season, his third with the team. "To be clear, it was one of several rotating photos on the website".More news: Grammy Awards 2019: Diana Ross Gives ‘Supreme’ Birthday Performance
The photo was included in a renewal drive for season-ticket holders.
The Knicks are expected to pursue the 30-year-old Warriors star if he becomes a free agent this summer.
The team released a statement shortly after. After the Knicks' trade of Kristaps Porzingis cleared enough salary cap space to potentially sign two maximum-level free agents in July, rumors abounded that the team was already confident of landing Durant.More news: Anthony Edwards Recruiting: Full Story & Must See Details
Kevin Durant dribbles against the Knicks' Damyean Dotson in an October game. NY has lost 16 straight games, just four shy of a dubious franchise record, and holds the NBA's worst record.
It's no secret that every team in the National Basketball Association would pick Durant up if it could, but it will ultimately be a business decision for the back-to-back Finals MVP.More news: Apple AirPods 2: Not Much Design Change from the Predecessor Expected