The upcoming “Music” issue of ESPN the Magazine has leaked and it’s a great one!  Kobe Bryant & Nicki Minaj are on the cover.  The Magazine will release a special three-cover edition this Friday, January 24th.  I can’t wait til I get this one in the mail.

Check out the cover, details & an additional pic after the jump…





Via DailyMail:

The unlikely couple – she 5’2” and he 6’6” – appear on the cover of ESPN Magazine‘s forthcoming Music Issue, which also focuses on the upcoming 2014 Super Bowl and 10 year anniversary of Janet Jackson‘s infamous wardrobe malfunction.

In an exclusive first look of the magazine – which hits stands this Friday, January 24 – the pair team up for a cosy photo shoot and talk about their respective careers.

‘I don’t care what profession you’re in – It’s hard to have elite success year after year, over and over,’ Bryant, who has been sidelined from the LA Lakers following knee surgery, told the magazine.

Height aside, the two – both in their early thirties – are indisputable stars of their chosen fields.

Among the other cover couplings for the mag are Detriot Lions star Calvin Johnson and Eminem and NBA player Chris Paul and hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar.