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Ladies, let’s all take a minute to cool down! New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler strips off his jersey to reveal a body of perfection in the latest ESPN “The Body Issue’!!

The sports mag features Tyson wearing absolutely nothing but his favorite accessory… a basketball!

The ESPN Body Issue will hit stands on Friday, July 13th, just a few weeks before the start of the 2012 London Olympics.

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Tyson told the mag:

“‘The Body Issue’ is a chance for the ‘average person’ take 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… I wanted 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.”

Joining Tyson in the mag are soccer player Carlos Bocanegra, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista, jockey Mike Smith, fencing pro Tim Morehouse, sprinter Walter Dix, gymnast Danell Leyva, decathlete Ashton Eaton, the New York Rangers’ Brad Richards and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew.

Friday cannot come fast enough!

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