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October 6, 2010

Diana Taurasi bares all for magazine

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I'm a bit distressed to see Diana Taurasi posing nude for the cover of ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue.

As a huge fan of UConn basketball, I was used to seeing a partially clad Taurasi traipsing around, but there's a big difference between the shirt-and-shorts version and this.

Seeing entertainers and sports figures (is there any difference these days?) pose naked is not shocking in itself. It has been happening for years, and has extended well beyond Playboy. Remember the pregnant Demi Moore on Vanity Fair in 1991?

Maybe Taurasi thinks it will help people consider her as more than a jock? I'd rather see her accomplish that being signing on as spokeswoman for a worthy cause. Or by using her WNBA salary and five-figure speaking fees to continue the good works of her foundation. She says, "Doing the shoot was something new and I had fun with it. For me, doing this was about facing the challenge and celebrating everything all of our bodies have been through and done."

Posted by Dave Rosenthal at 9:21 AM | | Comments (1)


I see nothing wrong with it all. Is she nude? Yes, except for those socks and basketball shoes [in the picture I saw]. But you cannot see any female parts. She has the best hairdo I have ever seen on her and she looks great.

But, if you want to see sexier stuff, just drop by a high school. Any high school.

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