Talk about random combinations!
Sports publication ESPN – The Magazine paired up Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj and Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant for one of three covers of their special edition Music issue.
For the second cover, Westcoast rapper Kendrick Lamar is paired up with L.A. Clippers’ Chris Paul. And for the third cover, Detroit Lions’ Calvin Johnson, Jr. is pictured with rap veteran Eminem.
You’ll find these covers on newstands beginning Friday, Janaury 24th, one week before the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII which airs on Sunday, February 2nd at 6:30pm EST. In the meantime, take a gander through the gallery up top to see the full covers.