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Super Bowl 50: Oklahoma City Thunder Star Kevin Durant Turns Photographer For Super Bowl 50

08/02/2016 15:44 GMT | Updated 08/02/2016 15:59 GMT

The Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant turned up at Super Bowl 50, not as a VIP guest but as a photographer, and he did a pretty good job.

The basketball star donned his photographer's bib and snapped away during the Carolina Panthers v Denver Broncos in San Francisco.

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He photographed the on-field action as well as the half time performances from Beyonce, Coldplay and Bruno Mars. Durant also managed to snap away at Lady Gaga during the national anthem.

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Durant wrote The Players' Tribune website: "I’ve been in some big games in my career, in big arenas that were loud and packed. I’ve played on national TV. That all felt small compared to this night.

"Once I got to Levi’s Stadium, it was just different. This was a global event. I’ve never seen anything like it — there’s just nothing that compares to the Super Bowl. Who wouldn’t want to be on the Super Bowl sidelines with a “job” to take action shots of the game — the biggest game in the world?"

A reborn Orange Crush might have sent Peyton Manning into retirement with a Super ending to his career.

Von Miller and the impenetrable Denver defense harassed Panthers quarterback Cam Newton all game Sunday, and the Broncos made enough big plays for a 24-10 victory, Manning's 200th and perhaps his last before retirement.

He wasn't the star of Super Bowl 50 - game MVP Miller seemingly was everywhere on every Carolina play - but Manning really hasn't been the headliner in this injury-shortened season.

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"Taking pictures at the Super Bowl almost didn’t work out. And it was going to be my bad. Last Thursday, I was rushing to get to the team plane. Two miles away from my house, I had that feeling. I forgot something. I knew it." Durant said.