Hate It Or Love It?!?! ESPN Magazine Recreates Classic Album Covers Featuring A Few Of Your Favorite Athletes!

- By Bossip Staff Categories: For Your Viewing Pleasure, Magazine Covers, Multi
COVER-jpg_033646 ESPN the Magazine is known for getting creative with their editorial spreads and their new music issue definitely fits the bill. While Lebron James is joined on the cover by Dr. Dre, we really enjoyed their fresh take on 7 classic album covers -- all recreated with the help of 14 of the hottest current athletes in the game. Here's a little tease via their Twitter: Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 1.55.37 PM Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 1.56.13 PM Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 1.56.52 PM Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 1.57.18 PM Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 1.58.05 PM Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 1.59.39 PM Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 2.00.06 PM Hit the flip for the real pics!
Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 2.04.25 PM We love their version of Beyoncé's Dangerously In Love cover using Olympic Gold Medal sprinter Allison Felix. And here's the original: Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 2.04.39 PM
Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 2.10.02 PM Team USA soccer forward Alex Morgan channeled Katy Perry's One Of The Boys cover Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 2.10.14 PM
Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 2.06.31 PM Motorcross racer James Stewart did his thing as Rick James on the cover of Street Song
Lochte-1-jpg_033646 US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte made for a pretty good grown up version of Nirvana's Nevermind nirvana cover Sorry we had to cover his lil wee wee
mj-2-jpg_033644 Our all time favorite might be Tampa Bay Bucs QB Josh Freeman as Michael Jackson's Thriller Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 2.08.00 PM
Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 2.02.03 PM NFL ballers Lamar Woodley, Trent Richardson and Marshawn Lynch did their best RUN DMC for their Ultimate Run DMC Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 2.02.29 PM Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 2.03.13 PM
Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 2.11.07 PM MLB ballers Justin Upton, Evan Longoria, Brandon Phillips, Giancarlo Stanton, Shane Victorino re-did DEVO's Freedom of Choice album cover Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 2.11.25 PM
mj-1-jpg_033709 Here's another shot of Josh/MJ Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 2.08.11 PM
Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 2.09.20 PM We had to include the outtakes too -- especially this jawn of Josh Freeman. Photo Credit: Matthias Clamer/ESPN The Magazine

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