Rumors around the league suggests the Knicks front office are not only gunning for Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant, but are nearly sure that they will sign him in free agency. Now, it looks like they want fans to believe it, too.
While the New York Knicks sport the worst record in the National Basketball Association at 10-45, there is some hope on the horizon with rumors swirling that Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant might sign with the team in the offseason.
Of course, the ad, which depicts Knicks center Mitchell Robinson squaring up against Durant, does not explicitly state Durant will be playing his home games at the Garden next year, but the subtle implication is clear.
The New York Knicks are clearly all in for the 2019-20 campaign. Another fan corroborated the image before the Knicks eventually took it down.
As the organization states, it was a rotating image that appears on their website, but given the amount of attention it has received, it decided it was in the team's best interest to remove it.
Durant recently ripped the media for its coverage of his impeding free agency.
As the Daily News pointed out, the National Basketball Association fined the Atlanta Hawks in 2013 after a letter that mentioned a pair of impending free agents, Dwight Howard and Chris Paul, was sent to prospective ticket buyers.
It's no secret that the New York Knicks want to sign multiple stars this summer.
Upon realizing Durant was in the photo, the team took it down as a precaution, they said in a statement - even though it was one of many used on its website.