ESPN The Magazine's 2011 "Body Issue," is upon us. The highly publicized issue , which features several world class athletes who strip down and pose nude or semi-nude, hits newsstands tomorrow.
22 athletes lend their bodies in the annual issue that celebrates the naked beauty and power of the athletic body. It is no way an attempt to be racy or sexually explicit, but instead offers a look at the human body in an artistic manner. Women's soccer star Hope Solo, Rams running back Steven Jackson and NBA phenom Blake Griffin are among the athletes appearing in this year's issue. Solo, Griffin, snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler, Mets shortstop Jose Reyes and star goalkeeper Tim Howard were chosen to grace the cover.
Of course we've removed the hard legs from our gallery, but if you would like to see the full set plus outtakes, check out ESPN The Magazine.