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Athletes Re-Create Famous Album Covers For ESPN The Magazine’s Music Issue

Ryan Lochte as the Nirvana Baby


ESPN The Magazine gathered 14 of the world’s best athletes to re-create some of the most recognizable album covers ever. Some work better than others, but overall it’s a pretty cool idea for sports magazine.


Alex Morgan, forward for the U.S. Women’s Soccer team, poses as Katy Perry on her “One Of The Boys” cover. They got everything down, even the little pink record player.

My ex-boyfriend, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, is the floating baby from Nirvana‘s “Nevermind.” 

The gorgeous, and fast, runner Allyson Felix does Beyonce‘s first solo album cover, “Dangerously In Love.”

Is that a real baby tiger Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman is caressing as he does MJ‘s “Thriller”?

You can check out the rest and rank your favorites here! The issue hits newsstands February 18.