Kevin Durant works as credentialed photographer at Super Bowl 50

Ball Don't Lie

Super Bowl Sunday is typically considered a quiet day for the NBA, but one of its biggest stars put in an honest day of work for this year's game between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers. One day after dropping a tight game to the Golden State Warriors and honorary Panther #KeepPounding drummer Stephen Curry in nearby Oakland, Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant served as a credentialed photographer on the Super Bowl 50 sidelines at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.

[Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball]

Take a look here:

Durant was credentialed through The Players' Tribune, for which he carries the title of Deputy Publisher. Evidence suggests that he was not merely a bystander on the sidelines, but an active photographer throughout the game. It's not clear how many colleagues he blocked with his lanky frame, although we're sure his height allowed him some angles most photographers aren't able to get.

KD takes in the Super Bowl scene. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
KD takes in the Super Bowl scene. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Kevin Durant sits at the scorer's table to check in for another photographer. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Kevin Durant sits at the scorer's table to check in for another photographer. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

It's a bit of a role reversal for Durant, who has recently been quite critical of the media's treatment of professional athletes. We'll have to see if his experience Sunday lends him a new outlook on that relationship.

- - - - - - -

Eric Freeman is a writer for Ball Don't Lie on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at efreeman_ysports@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

Follow @FreemanEric

What to Read Next