Because who doesn't want to see HAWT athletes naked?
ESPN Magazine has unveiled the covers for the 3rd annual Body Issue, which features 22 athletes posing in their birthday suits for the "Bodies We Want 2011" photo gallery.
The issue hits newsstands on Friday, but since you're already on the internet, just click here to see all the photos!
One of our favorites in the male category has to be Los Angeles Clippers player Blake Griffin, while our favorite female pic is probably sprinter Natasha Hastings posing in only a pair of track shoes.
Other nakie athletes include Olympic gymnast Alicia Sacramone, U.S. soccer goalie Hope Solo, Steven Jackson of the St. Louis Rams, speedskater Apolo Ohno, New York Mets' Jose Reye, and LPGA rookie Belen Mozo.
Check out the Gretchen Bleiler, Jose Reyes, Hope Solo, and Tim Howard covers below, then — in case you missed it — ALL the photos here!
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