Shirtless Basketball Players: 23 Hot NBA Stars Take Off Their Shirts

Shirtless Basketball Players of the NBA. From shirtless NFL quarterbacks, let’s now move on to the National Basketball Association (NBA) and check out who among the premier league’s basketball players are going for the “shirtless look” and are rocking it.

We begin with the Miami Heat shooting guard/point guard Dwyane Wade who did some shirtless photoshoot with Vogue Magazine.

shirtless basketball players nba dwyane wade vogue

He sure is rocking the shirtless look. Is that his wife/girlfriend? Nope! That’s American supermodel and Victoria’s Secret Angel Karlie Kloss.


Also rocking the shirtless look is Italian jock Danilo Gallinari who currently plays as power forward for the Denver Nuggets.

danilo gallinari shirtless italian basketball hunk

Is the guy below his boyfriend? Nah! We’d like to think that he’s just a friend or a relative.

danilo gallinari shirtless with boyfriend

Next up in our list of shirtless basketball players is Amar’e Stoudemire, the 6’11” power forward for the New York Knicks who did this photoshoot with Vogue Magazine. Amare has been missing on the court lately because of injuries so we are with the Knicks fans in hoping that he’d get better and kick ass in the coming 2013-2014 season.

amare stoudemire shirtless vogue magazine

How boyish is the Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin in the next pic below? The power forward is looking like an adorable schoolboy doesn’t he?

blake griffin shirtless basketball players

Brandon Jennings, 23-year-old point guard for the Milwaukee Bucks, make it to the covers of GQ Magazine.

shirtless basketball players nba brandon jennings

What is Dahntay Jones, shooting guard for the Atlanta Hawks, doing in the next photo below? Is that a new kind of men’s hat he is advertising or is he just playing with his basketball shorts. It kinda looks like a pair of shorts to us but it could be the former. After all, who knows what crazy fashion designers are coming up with these days.

dahntay jones shirtless basketball players in the nba

Hello, Derrick Rose! You’ve got some interesting tattoos. For those of you who don’t know, the 24-year-old Derrick is the point guard for the Chicago Bulls. We must also mention that he was named as the NBA Most Valuable Player two years ago (2011).

derrick rose shirtless nba player

Who wants to get a free hug from a shirtless J.R. Giddens? The shooting guard currently plays for the Basket Brescia Leonessa which, we’re told, is an Italian basketball league but prior to his Italian sojourn, J.R. played for some NBA teams such as the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks. By the way, for those of you who are wondering, J.R. stands for Justin Ray.

jr giddens shirtless - free hugs

Can basketball players become R&B singers? Kareem Rush is trying to prove that they can. The shooting guard who played for a number of NBA teams such as the LA Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers released his debut single “Hold You Down in 2010.

kareem rush shirtless nba hunk

How cute is Kevin Durant in the next pic below. He’s rightfully proud of his gold medal which Team USA won in the London 2012 Olympics. Kevin is a forward for the Oklahoma City Thunders.

kevin durant shirtless basketball players

Hey look a sexy bald basketball player. We should have included him in our post on hot Bald Male Models & Athletes, no? Mr. Baldie is Kevin Garnett, power forward/center for the Boston Celtics.

kevin garnett shirtless jockey underwear

He drew some flak for marrying Kim Kardashian but we’re glad Kris Humphries, power forward for the Brooklyn Nets, has been freed from that sham marriage. We’re clearly on Team Humphries!

kris humphries shirtless basketball players

Hah. Looks like King James aka LeBron James of the Miami Heat is too caught up listening to his ear phone that he failed to notice that his basketball shorts is falling down. Either that or he’s simply going for the low-rise style.

lebron james showing underwear

This shirtless photo of a 17-year-old LeBron James shirtless in an Ohio cornfield is too intriguing to not share. What is he doing here? We’d like to think that he just watched the “build it and they will come” movie of Kevin Costner and the young LeBron is checking out whether someone built a basketball court in the cornfield. [Update: We’re told the movie we’re referring to is Field of Dreams.]

young lebron james shirtless in ohio cornfield

Next in our list of shirtless basketball players is Ashton Kutcher lookalike Kyle Korver. The shooting guard for the Atlanta Hawks went shirtless in this locker room interview.

If you can’t watch, here’s a still photo of a shirtless Kyle we snapped from the video.

kyle korver shirtless nba player

Turkish basketball hottie Mehmet Okur goes shirtless on the beach with a girl who may be his wife or girlfriend. Now retired, the center/power forward last played for the New Jersey Jets.

mehmet okur shirtless with gf or wife

Next in our list of shirtless basketball players is 27-year-old point guard Rajon Rondo who is seen here working out shirtless at the Boston Celtics gym.


Here’s a self-pic of Metta World Peace aka Ronald William Artest, Jr which scandalized the internetz in 2011. What’s scandalicious about this photo? Well, we actually cropped the part which is likely to offend our grandmama. Hehe.

ron artest shirtless metta world peace

Another Olympian who is justifiably proud of his London 2012 gold medal is Russell Westbrook, point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunders.


Here’s an interesting shirtless photo of Serge Ibaka, power forward for the Oklahoma City Thunders.

Serge Ibaka shirtless basketball players

Dwight Howard, center for the Los Angeles Lakers looks like a tall tower in the pic below. For the record, he’s got the same height as Amare Stoudemire, 6’11”.

shirtless basketball players nba - dwight howard

Jeremy Lin, point guard for the Houston Rockets, apparently does not wear a shirt when he goes to bed.

shirtless basketball players nba - jeremy lin

Ray Allen, shooting guard for the Miami Heat, plays basketball with his shirt off.

shirtless nba players - ray allen

Okay, let’s end this post with this very modelesque photo of forward Wally Szczerbiak. Now retired, Wally last played on the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Wally Szczerbiak Shirtless basketball hunk

Do you have a favorite among the above shirtless basketball players? Tell us in the comments and watch out for Part II of our series on Shirtless Basketball Players.

Shirtless Basketball Players of the NBA: Hot Cagers Go Topless. Posted 8 June 2013.