The annual Body Issue of 'ESPN the Magazine' hits newsstands on Friday but some of the NUDE PHOTOS have hit the web over the weekend. See early shots of Mets pitcher Matt Harvey, Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried, Hot rod driver Courtney Force and Women's UFC minx Miesha Tate. Professional snowboarder Elena Hight San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and 77 year-old Gary Player will also be featured in the new issue.

Some think these pictures are too close to porn and should be banned.  A Facebook page has even been set up to protest.  If the athletes themselves don't have a problem with it, why should anyone else.  If you think it's too much skin, don't buy the magazine.  I think its beautiful and brave to bare all, especially if you're Gary Player!

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Take a look at previous ESPN Body Issue shots.

Check Out the Ridiculously Shredded Abs on 55-Year-Old Aaron Tippin

AARON TIPPIN turns 55 TODAY, but his abs didn't get the memo. Check out his amazing body. Country Music Tattle Tale/Facebook How does he do it? Well, he used to be a bodybuilder so that helps, but it's mostly because he and his wife Thea have a side business selling their own weight loss products.