Diana Taurasi: Nude, Controversial in ESPN the Magazine

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Diana Taurasi is the best women's basketball player alive. She's also the latest female professional athlete to bare it all.

This WNBA star covers the Body Issue of ESPN the Magazine and says of the decision to pose naked: "Doing the shoot was something new and I had fun with it. For me, doing this was about facing the challenge and celebrating everything all of our bodies have been through and done."

Diana Taurasi Naked

That's one point of view. Another is that women such as Amanda Beard and Danica Patrick should be drawing attention to their athletic accomplishments, not their birthday suits.

Where do you stand? Are these athletes simply proud of their bodies, or turning themselves into sex objects instead of respected professionals? In general, should they be posing nude?