Kevin Durant Is a Sharpshooter in a Different Way

Kevin Durant Is a Sharpshooter in a Different Way

NBA star was a credentialed photographer for Super Bowl 50.

Published February 8, 2016

"Easy Money Sniper" for real.

After his Oklahoma City Thunder lost to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, Kevin Durant hung around the Bay Area to work on a second job.

Derek Jeter's website, The Players' Tribune, commissioned the NBA superstar to be a credentialed photographer to shoot Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night.

KD took to his Instagram account, "Easy Money Sniper," on Sunday night to post a shot of him working behind the lens while seated near the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos' end zone.

All KD's shots can be seen on The Players' Tribune and must say that the man got skills with the camera, capturing several tight shots, including one of Beyonce in all her performing glory during the halftime show.

While Durant can afford the luxury of not really having to work another job, many Americans aren't so lucky.

A Boston Globe report from February 2014 revealed that nearly 4.9 percent of Americans have more than one job with nearly 50 percent of that group holding onto a full-time and part-time position.

Good thing for KD that his full-time job is so good he doesn't have to be a photographer for real.

Although, he seemed to relish in the opportunity and experience of shooting Super Bowl 50.

"The biggest thing I learned is something I knew on a certain level… but didn’t know until tonight: that sports photography is hard work and it takes a lot of skill and focus in a crazy atmosphere with a lot of distractions," Durant wrote on The Players' Tribune. "I have a ton of respect for the people who do this as a profession. I’ve got many more hours to put in, and I’m thankful to The Players’ Tribune and for giving an amateur a foot in the door."

He added: "Time flies when you’re shooting. At first I was just going to cover only the first quarter, then go back up to my seat. But then I was like, why would I stop? I started to see how you build a story with your photos throughout the game. I stayed on the field the whole first half. Right when I was about to call it a night… Beyonce came on stage."

Yeah, Kevin didn't even think about skipping out on Queen Bey's performance.

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(Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Written by Mark Lelinwalla


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