When a world-class superstar comes to New York, things will inevitably branch beyond the reaches of basketball. And before he has even set foot there, Kevin Durant is already getting off-court opportunities.
On Monday, Marc Berman of the New York Post reported "industry insiders" believe Durant could serve as a host of his own television show on the MSG Network if he signs with the Knicks this summer. The show would be part of an effort by the Knicks to bolster the team's TV coverage, which saw ratings decline 38 percent during the 2018-19 NBA season.
For Durant, it serves as yet another benefit to playing basketball in New York. His status and fame as a player and star would skyrocket, creating new financial opportunities and an increase in fans and perceived reputation as a player.
In Golden State, opportunities would still exist, but on what scale? He plays the villain with the Warriors, and California is a market still widely ruled by the Lakers.
It is these types of ideas that are the reason KD has been connected to the Knicks all season long. Everyone from former teammates, current Dubs teammates, and agents all believe the two-time NBA Finals MVP will leave Golden State for New York over the summer.
At this point, things have yet to show otherwise.