The Knicks knew what they were doing
Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant has been heavily linked with a move to the New York Knicks this summer as a free agent.
A Knicks’ fan pointed out on Twitter that the team used a photo of Durant as a part of their marketing materials in hopes of getting people to opt in for season tickets next season. Check it out below.
The Knicks have issued a statement on the matter via Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. They’re claiming that it was pretty much a coincidence
“Game action photos are used all the time for marketing purposes, but given everything going on, we took precaution of taking the photo down. To be clear, it was one of several rotating photos on the website,” the Knicks said.
The Knicks are not a good position right now after trading Kristaps Porzingis. Some fans are losing hope and their television ratings on MSG Network are down 44 percent this season.
Oh, and don’t forget that the Knicks are on a 16 game losing streak, with only 10 wins this season and only 28 games left. They need something to get their fans excited next season. Which is why they added the photo of Durant.
The Knicks might be playing dumb when it comes to the photo, but I completely believe that they knew what they were doing.
I wonder if the Warriors filed a complaint to the NBA and the league asked the Knicks to remove it. But then again, it is just a photo of Knicks’ rookie Mitchell Robinson matched up with Durant.
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