The annual ESPN Body Issue is here, boasting 19 athletes posing naked while playing their respective sports, showing off physiques that seem practically superhuman.
NBA superstar Dwyane Wade is the 2016 cover boy, after turning down the Body Issue for seven years. He says in his behind-the-scenes video that he never felt comfortable doing it.
“I’ve always, from afar, looked at the shots. I’ve always thought artistically it was amazing. I just wasn’t comfortable enough to be posing naked in a magazine,” says Wade. “Even when I was a kid and we’d have water fights in the neighborhood, I’d keep my shirt on. I had this big bellybutton and I always kept my shirt on … I think for people who are like me or was like me, insecure about something, it just shows that you can get over that.”
Judging by his photo, Wade doesn’t have anything to be insecure about anymore.
Also included in the issue are NFLers Antonio Brown, Von Miller and Vince WIlfork, surfer Courtney Conlogue, steeplechaser Emma Coburn and many more. Check out the photos below and head on over to ESPN’s story for the full gallery and all the behind-the-scenes videos.