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VIDEO: BTS as ESPN & Athletes Recreate Classic Album Covers

To mark its music issue, ESPN The Magazine gathered up a group of sports stars across professions to recreate some of the music industry’s best known album covers. From NFL QB Josh Freeman as Michael Jackson, to Olympic swimming champ Ryan Lochte doing his best “Nirvana baby,” the athletes brought the fame covers back to life, on film and video.

Hit the links for the finished photos and making-of pictorials, or check out the behind-the-scenes videos below for the rest of the album cover series.

 

ESPN The Mag: Alex Morgan As Katy Perry
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ESPN The Mag: MLB Superstars As Devo
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ESPN The Mag: Jimmie Johnson As Bob Dylan
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ESPN The Mag: James Stewart As Rick James
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ESPN The Mag: Ryan Lochte’s Nirvana Tribute
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ESPN The Mag: Josh Freeman As Michael Jackson
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ESPN The Mag: Recreating Run DMC
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