ESPN's Body Issue looks to examine and express that there are many different frames that can be deemed "athletic" - from chiseled torsos to more rounded mid-sections which prove useful when trying to protect a franchise quarterback. Gracing the pages of the magazine include NFL star Odell Beckam Jr., MLB slugger Bryce Harper, recent World Cup champion Ali Krieger, and many more.
Above you will find a portrait of recently acquired Dallas Mavericks center, DeAndre Jordan, as well as professional field hockey player, Paige Selenski. Jordan says of his body "when you're younger, everyone wants to be a point guard. Everyone wants to shoot fadeaway jump shots all day. Nobody wants to be a big man. Nobody just wants to stand on the block and set picks. But in my case, I grew so fast that my position had to change. I was 6-foot-3 my freshman year of high school, and after the summer I was about 6-foot-8." Selenki says, "I have five scars on my face left by either a stick or a ball."
While a small sampling of the athletes appear above, head here to see the entire editorial spread.