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13 Heroes of #HuskyTwitter You Shouldn’t Overlook

The hashtag #HuskyTwitter proves you can have a tummy and still be yummy.

Mike Adams; Timbaland; Craig Robinson

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Prince Fielder's ESPN the Magazine cover showed us a different—and more revealing—side of men who have a little extra to love when he posed nude for the Body Issue of the magazine. Whether it's his style, smile or sense of humor, there's something special about an extra-large man whom many admire. Fans using the #HuskyTwitter hashtag made sure we understood that. The Texas Ranger infielder, along with these 13 other husky heroes, reminds us that bigger is sometimes better.

Mike Adams of the Pittsburgh Steelers at rookie minicamp at the Steelers’ South Side training facility May 4, 2012, in Pittsburgh

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We love all 323 pounds on the tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

2. Ice Cube (@IceCube), 45

Ice Cube performs at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival June 13, 2014, in Manchester, Tenn.  

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This rapping-acting-producing-screenwriting hip-hop legend proves that big men can do it all without breaking a sweat.

Wendell Pierce attends the 66th Annual Writers Guild Awards East Coast Ceremony at the Edison Ballroom Feb. 1, 2014, in New York City.

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Known for his roles in HBO dramas The Wire and Treme, the New Orleans native has had a long career in television and in movies. 

Rick Ross attends Beats by Dr. Dre special event at Marquee New York Jan. 31, 2014, in New York City.  

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We know you're losing weight, Rick, but don't lose too much. Remember, there's nothing wrong with being rotund.

Host Kenan Thompson arrives at Hub Network’s First Annual Halloween Bash at Barker Hangar Oct. 20, 2013, in Santa Monica, Calif.  

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The chubby kid from TV's All That has come up in the ranks to hold his own on Saturday Night Live.

Michael Oher of the Baltimore Ravens reacts after the Ravens win 34-31 against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans.  

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The former right tackle for Baltimore Ravens just cashed in on a hefty $20 million contract with the Tennessee Titans for the upcoming season.  

Cedric the Entertainer arrives at the Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour in Los Angeles Jan. 27, 2012.  


For years Cedric has proved that husky guys have more jokes than most of us. Bow down to one of the original kings of comedy.

David Banner attends the Adcolor Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Sept. 21, 2013, in California.

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It's no secret that this bulky rapper is Mississippi-bred.  

Host Anthony Anderson at the 45th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium Feb. 22, 2014, in California

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Anthony has had numerous comedic roles that prove big guys have more fun. We're excited to see what he has in store for his upcoming ABC show Black-ish.

Glen Davis of the Los Angeles Clippers handles the ball against the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the NBA Playoffs at Staples Center April 19, 2014, in Los Angeles.

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Nicknamed "Big Baby," the power forward for the Los Angeles Clippers is an unstoppable force.

11. Timbaland (@Timbaland), 42

Timbaland at the Chime for Change: The Sound of Change Live Concert at Twickenham Stadium June 1, 2013, in London  

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Everything this Grammy Award-winning superproducer touches turns into gold. Everything Timbaland does is, well, big.

Craig Robinson at the premiere of the film This Is the End June 3, 2013, in Los Angeles


Craig brings the funny every time. The chunky comedian's list of productions he's starred in is almost as long as his list of punch lines.

13. T-Pain (@TPAIN), 28

T-Pain at the 13th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational gala at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter April 4, 2014, in Las Vegas  

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We're sprung, too, T-Pain. Well, on your music. But it doesn't hurt that we assume your heart is as big as your belly and chain combined.  

Husky Hopeful: Chris Brown (@chrisbrown), 25

Chris Brown performs during the BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live June 29, 2014, in Los Angeles.  

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After spending time in jail, Chris has been criticized for his weight gain. He's not worried, however. We like this almost-husky, healthy and happy version of Chris. He deserves an honorable mention and another plate.

Editor's note: The original version of this article stated that Glen Davis plays for the Orlando Magic; in fact, he plays for the Los Angeles Clippers. 

Taryn Finley is a summer intern at The Root. Follow her on Twitter.

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