Click on the images to enlarge, and oh, you definitely want to enlarge. Everybody seems to be bashing Matt Kemp for this Flaunt magazine photo-shoot. Let me be the first to say that this man is gorgeous. Seriously, he is a beautiful man. His eyes, his chiseled features…I can’t get enough. I have zero problem saying that he’s good looking, and if you’re a straight dude, like me, and you can’t admit to that… go look in the mirror, because you’ve got some self confidence issues. Deal with yourself, then deal with these photos of young Matthew here. There, I said it. Aside from his looks, he’s crazy good at baseball. Nobody has been a Triple Crown threat this late in the season since Yaz accomplished the feat in ’67. His team sucks, and he’s in all the MVP talks. Oh, and he’s 2 HRs away from being the fifth member all-time of the 40/40 club. He’s a boss. That being said…the top right picture with the wet shirt on the stone wall… well, that one was for the chicks, coulda done without that. Otherwise, the only other beef I have with these photos is this: was it really necessary to have a photo of him peeing on the wall? Uncalled for if you ask me. But hey, if peeing in your pants is cool, consider me Miles Davis.
LobShots wasn’t around when this went down, but for LA fans, this 100% brings back memories of the infamous Kobe shoot.
To this day, my favorite reaction to the Kobe Bryant all-white photos is when the media put the photos in front of D. Fish. His honest response: “Are these real photos?” “Yes.” “What is…what is…what is the purpose of them?” So awesome. He went on to say Kobe has always been “fashion forward” and he finished with “I know his pedigree, so it’s all good.” Love D. Fish…such a way with words. You can find all the Kobe photos and video of all the Laker player reactions here.
As for Kemp… the magazine name says it all, lobsters… if you’ve got it, Flaunt it.
[lobbed by Geoff, who made the Kobe connection as well, and had this to add in response to Kemp: “It’s that damn Hansel! He’s so hot right now!“]