NBA Star Kevin Durant swaps basketball court for football field as Super Bowl photographer

Oklahoma City Thunder player Kevin Durant was spotted taking pictures as an accredited photographer at the Super Bowl 

NBA star Kevin Durant appeared to swap the basketball court for the football field after being spotted working at the Super Bowl yesterday.

The Oklahoma City Thunder player was admitted to the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, as a credited member of the media and spent the game on the sidelines snapping pictures of the action.

Durant, 27, earned his credentials, citing he was taking images of the game for the publication, the Players’ Tribune.

The Tribune was founded by former professional baseball player Derek Jeter and is described as a ‘new media platform that presents a medium for the direct reflections, thoughts and experiences of professional athletes.’

Durant is listed as one of the deputy publishers of the title and was able to acquire media acreditation to be pitch side.

However, rather than merely be a bystander, Durant was spotted actively taking pictures of the publication, which have now appeared online.

In an article that appeared onThe Players’ Tribune, he wrote: ‘I came to Super Bowl 50 with two tickets: one for my regular seat … and a press pass with my name on it.

‘When I was invited by The Players’ Tribune and the NFL to be a credentialed photographer on the sidelines during the Super Bowl, I said “I’ll do it” before they even finished their question. Seriously, that’s a dream offer.

Hard to miss: Broncos linebacker and Super Bowl MVP Von Miller greets Durant, who said he hoped at his height (6ft 9"), he 'might have some different angles than other photographers'

‘Like most people, I’ve watched the Super Bowl on TV every year of my life.

‘I had the time of my life taking sideline photos for the night. I’ve got a lot of interests outside of basketball, and one of them is doing things I haven’t done before, like stepping into the shoes of a photographer and learning about what it’s all about.

‘I may be just starting out, but I also like to think that at my height, I might have some different angles than other photographers.’

Earlier in the weekend, Durant, who is 6ft 9″, had been in California where his Oklahoma City Thunder side lost to the Golden State Warriors on the Saturday 116-108.

Source: The DailyMail

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