With nothing more than a basketball covering his *ahem* man parts, New York KnicksÂ star Tyson Chandler is one of 27 world-class athletes featured in ESPN magazine’s fourth annual “The Body Issue.”
Chandler will be joined by the WNBA’s Candace Parker, track starÂ CarmelitaÂ Jeter and more as they put theirÂ picture perfect physiques on display for the tasteful, artistic spread.
“I think it gives the average person a good look at athletes’ bodies and why we are able to do the things we do. I think a lot of people are curious about it,” says the 29-year-old center.
“I wanted to allow people to look at my body and see why I’m able to do the things I do on the court. Also, it’s a very artistic shoot, and seeing that in past issues made me want to do it.
“The Body Issue” hits newsstands July 13, just two weeks before the start of the London Olympic Games.
Get a sneak peek of the buff baller baring it all after the jump!