New York Knicks Used Kevin Durant In Season Ticket Promotional Package

Tanya Simon
February 12, 2019

Kevin Durant dribbles against the Knicks' Damyean Dotson in an October game.

The Warriors star was shown guarding Knicks rookie forward Mitchell Robinson in the ad - which encouraged fans to renew their ticket packages in the subscriber portal of the team's website. Durant was unhappy with speculation that followed after he didn't speak to the media for eight days following the Knicks trading of Kristaps Porzingis to clear cap space for this offseason.

The Knicks said in a statement to the New York Daily News the image was one of "several rotating photos on the website".

And the Knicks made headlines again today when they removed a picture featuring Durant from an advertisement to season-ticket holders.

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Yet, Durant is aghast why anyone who follows basketball is more interested in what he'll do this summer, rather than what he did during a largely meaningless regular-season game.

NY traded away Kristaps Porzingis last month in a surprising deal with the Dallas Mavericks. 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". They got nothing to do with me. Still, they made a curious photo choice when asking season-ticket holders to renew before a February 28 deadline.

He added: "In the words of KD to NY, "grow up".

Durant is in his 12th season in the National Basketball Association and one of the two best players in the world.

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