The Knicks removed a photo of Kevin Durant from the promotion of a subscription.
The Warrior star was invited to watch Knicks rookie striker Mitchell Robinson in the ad, encouraging fans to renew their ticket packages on the team's website subscriber portal.
Knicks is asking season ticket holders to renew their contracts before February 28 and use this image to encourage them to sign up. @IanBegley @SBondyNYDN @Schmeelk @TommyBeer pic.twitter.com/Rz3oPZnZMW
– Paul (@Paul_HQ) February 10, 2019
The Knicks said in a statement at the New York Daily News the picture was one of "several pictures rotating on the site."
"The game action photos are used all the time for marketing purposes", the statement read. "But given everything that's going on, we took the precaution of taking the picture."
The Knicks will have two maximum pay positions during the off-season after trading with the Mavericks at the end of last month and they should sue the 30-year-old star if he becomes a free agent.
Durant recently tore up the media for his cover of his embarrassing free agency.
"I have nothing to do with the Knicks," Durant said at a press conference last weekend. "I try to play basketball. You come here every day, ask me questions about free will, ask my teammates, my coaches. You annoy the fans about it. Let's play basketball. That's all I say.
The Knicks have been one of the worst teams in the NBA this season and will start their clash Monday against the Cavaliers with a 10-45 record.