Eye Candy: NBA Playoffs Hunks

Eye Candy: NBA Playoffs Hunks
ESSENCE.COM May, 18, 2012

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King James has really settled into his starring role on the Miami Heat's roster. We think that the sunny Florida weather has really brought out his best, don't you?

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Multi-culti cutie Tony Parker is a French baller who now shines as the San Antonio Spur's star point guard. He was once off limits — and married to actress Eva Longoria — but these days he's divorced and hotter than ever.

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Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade sizzles on and off the court with that plump, kissable plucker and those dreamy almond shaped eyes.

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Metta World Peace, AKA the player formerly known as Ron Artest, keeps the fans hooked with his outspoken behavior and steamy stare.

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The Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard is a true superstar who never (ever!) disappoints on the court. Sadly, we'll only see him on the sidelines this playoff season because he's on the injured list.

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New to the Los Angeles Clippers squad, pretty-eyed point guard Chris Paul is quickly becoming one of the biggest — and sexiest — stars in the league.

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This curly-haired cutie is tall, tempting, and one of the Los Angeles Lakers main men when it comes time to get the win.

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Chocolate delight, anyone? Boston Celtics power forward Kevin Garnett plays with so much intensity we can't help but stare.

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Another young baller, Indiana Pacers shooting guard Paul George may only be 23, but he’s quickly becoming known as a prodigy and a P.Y.T. — pretty, young and talented!

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Indiana Pacers point guard George Hill is so cute that we can’t concentrate on the game. When he starts dribbling, our mouths do too.

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You already know He Got Game, but did you catch how good he looks playing it? The Boston Celtics star aims to please, and it shows.

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Oklahoma City Thunder star shooting guard and small forward Kevin Durant has serious swag. We could stare at the 6’9", 230 pound baller on or off the court and never be bored.

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Sexy southern gentleman Lou Williams hails from Georgia and plays for the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Standing at 6-foot 11-inches tall, power forward/center Tim Duncan is a four-time NBA champion, a two-time NBA MVP, a three-time NBA Finals MVP and former NBA Rookie of the Year. Put simply: He's the man, and we couldn't be bigger fans. (Oh, and did we mention he's a 13-time NBA All-Star Pick too?) Boom!

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From where we stand, there’s nothing small about Philadelphia 76ers’ small forward Andre Iguodala — he’s dripping swagu an we love it.

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Lately, Gary Neal has been the San Antonio Spurs’ comeback kid and our biggest courtside crush.

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Tall and handsome baller Rajon Rondo plays point guard for the Boston Celtics.

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Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is young, talented and the proud owner of a totally kissable pucker.

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This Jersey-born Los Angeles Lakers center is a long way from home, but he’s doing big things on the West Coast. This year, the hunk made his first All Star Game appearance.

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We’d love to cover Los Angeles Clippers forward Caron Butler on or off the court. We got him, we got him!

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Roy Hibbert is a Jamaican-American center who lends his skills to the Indiana Pacers.