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.
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.
In the message, which was only visible in the subscriber portal of the Knicks' website, the organization informed season ticket holders that the deadline to opt-in to renew their season tickets was February 28. Another fan corroborated the image before the Knicks eventually took it down. I still got to talk to him a lot. "I'm trying to play basketball".
Don't read anything into the use of the photo, however, the team urged in a statement released Sunday night.
The Knicks have been one of the worst teams in the National Basketball Association this season and will enter their matchup Monday against the Cavaliers with a 10-45 record.
The team apparently sent out this message to all of its current season ticket holders. The players were Dwight Howard and Chris Paul.