Bodies We Want 2009

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Claire Bevilacqua

Photograph By James Dimmock for ESPN The Magazine

Adrian Peterson, can we borrow your shoulders? Imagine the brick walls we could break through with those things. Hey, Dwight Howard, how about your arms? What heights we could reach. And Serena Williams, wanna lend us your abs? We've always admired your core strength. Yes, the best bodies in sports grab us because they can accomplish things we can only imagine. In all their shapes and sizes, they are, quite simply ... bodies we want.