PICS: Dwayne Wade shows off his perfect pecs in ESPN’s Body Issue

Dwayne Wade on the cover of ESPN magazine's Body Issue. (Cover: ESPN)
Dwayne Wade on the cover of ESPN magazine's Body Issue. (Cover: ESPN)

Cape Town – ESPN magazine's annual Body Issue is here and it’s better than ever!

Ten men and nine women have stripped down for the eighth issue. These include UFC fighter Conor McGregor, Super Bowl MVP Von Miller and Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta.

Team USA duathlete Chris Mosier will be the first transgender athlete to pose.

Watch a behind-the-scenes video here:

Garielle Union’s husband and Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, who is the cover star of the issue, stepped out of his comfort zone for the shoot saying: "It's bigger than me showing my body off.

"That's not as important to me as telling a story of overcoming a fear. It hopefully gives someone confidence to really be their authentic self."

See pics here:

The 13-year NBA veteran had declined ESPN’s offer to appear in the Body Issue for seven years before finally agreeing to take off his clothes.

Watch behind-the-scenes of Dwayne's shoot here: