Colin Kaepernick photographed by Richard Phibbs for ESPN the Magazine
ESPN the Magazine has once again made summer an even hotter season, with the release of its 2013 Body Issue. So many ripped, nude athletes with strategically placed sports equipment, so little lubricant!
This year’s magazine features the amazing thighs of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (above) and the glorious aerial form of Denver Nugget Kenneth Faried, among many others, including 77-year-old golfer Gary Player (!). The issue hits newsstands — and no doubt many nightstands — on Friday.
We’ve taken on the hard task of poring over the issue to find our favorite jocks — as well as mentally cut out those pesky females — to make it a bit easier for you to dive right in. Enjoy these videos of some of hottest photo shoots. Go ahead — as the mag rightly states, “It’s okay to stare.”
We’ve decided to let Kris Humphries’ thighs (and more) distract us from the latest eyeroll-inducing Kim Kardashian news. More pics of Kim’s ex as seen in WestEast Magazine at HollywoodLife.com!
Image via Socialite Life!
The 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition includes a bit of counterprogramming for the ladies and the gays, with supermodel Bar Refaeli posing with tennis stud Rafael Nadal, basketball star Chris Paul and swim hunk Michael Phelps. Beautiful pics, really — but get out of the way, woman!
More pix — and steamy videos — of “Bar and the Boys” at SI.com!
Blake Griffin’s mostly shirtless spread in the February 2012 issue of Men’s Health doubles the posts about basketball players on this site, ever. Now that the NBA season is finally back in the swing, it’s time to step it up, ballers!
More pics at Boy Culture!
Hallelujah, it’s like Christmas has come early! ESPN the Magazine, which previously brought us tasteful, awe-inspiring nudes such as this, has quite kindly offered up another outstanding “Body Issue,” featuring a host of superstar athletes buck naked. Behold New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire (above and here), U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team goalie Tim Howard (below and here), golfer Camilo Villegas and pro surfer Kelly Slater, among many, many more in the issue, on newsstands tomorrow. In the meantime, grab a peek in the online gallery and in this truly tantalizing behind-the-scenes video: