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ESPN Defends Busty Candace Parker Piece

Player OK talking about C-cups, editor says ... and men like them, too
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 17, 2009 3:00 PM CDT
ESPN Defends Busty Candace Parker Piece
Candace Parker on the cover of the new issue of ESPN The Magazine.   (Business Wire)

(Newser) ESPN: The Magazine’s latest cover story—which features a shot of very pregnant basketball player Candace Parker, and begins with a lengthy discussion about her breasts—has ruffled some feathers, but editor Gary Belsky is proud of it. In a friendly chat with WNBA.com, Belsky says he was OK having a pregnant woman on the cover because “Candace is a great athlete and a knockout.”

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“Men like to look at good-looking athletes,” Belsky says, though he stresses that’s not the sole reason she’s on the cover. As for that first paragraph, touting Parker’s “flawless skin, endless legs and a C cup she is proud of but never flaunts,” Belsky approves because both the writer and Parker are women. Besides, “I understand that some young men are interested in things like that.” (Read more ESPN stories.)

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