ESPN’s annual Body Issue is out, and here’s the excellent 46-photo gallery. This series dusts SI’s Swimsuit Issue, because it’s directly tied to uncommon athletic success, exhibiting both the prerequisite and resulting physical attributes of competing on a global level.
I’m not a fan of the title “Bodies We Want,” though. I’m all for the appreciation, but I’ll pass on the notion that “we” are all jealous of them. And give it up for 77-year-old golf legend Gary Player. He even made one of the covers. Haven’t gotten my issue yet, so not sure which variation I got.
(Pictured clock-wise from top-left: Colin Kaepernick, Giancarlo Stanton, Kerri Walsh Jennings, John Wall and Marlen Esparza.)