Why is Tyson Chandler naked on a magazine cover?

Why is Tyson Chandler naked on a magazine cover?

As one of the core players of the New York Knicks and the starting center for Team USA of this year’s Summer Olympics, Tyson Chandler goes bare for ESPN magazine on it’s annual body issue. Obviously, he’s comfortable in his own skin and takes a shot by showcasing it. Pun intended.

Aside from Tyson Chandler, 26 other athletes will grace the cover naked, shown in the list below:

- Carlos Bocanegra (soccer)
- Daniela Hantuchova (WTA)
- Rob Gronkowski (NFL)
- Abby Wambach (soccer)
- Candace Parker (WNBA)
- Maurice Jones-Drew (NFL)
- Jose Bautista (MLB)
- Brad Richards (NHL)
- Maya Gabiera (surfing)
- Ronda Rousey (MMA)
- Mike Smith (jockey)
- Tim Morehouse (fencing)
- Walter Dix (track)
- Danell Leyva (gymnastics)
- Suzann Pettersen (LPGA)
- Ashton Eaton (decathlon)
- Carmelita Jeter (track)
- Anna Tunnicliffe (sailing)
- Oksana Masters (paralympic rowing)

USA Volleyball Team:
- Destinee Hooker
- Stacy Sykora
- Alisha Glass
- Cynthia Barboza
- Megan Hodge
- Nellie Spicer
- Heather Bown