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There’s a Christmas song, “We Three Kings,” that just popped into my head when I saw the glorious visage that is 21-year-old Saquon Barkley’s physique in the 2018 Body issue for ESPN.


In this case, I just swapped in “thighs” for “star” and it works:

Oh, oh, thighs of wonder, thighs of might, Thighs with royal beauty bright, Giants leading, still proceeding, guide us to thy perfect sight.


Hey, I never said I was Smokey Robinson, but back to Mr. Barkley.


In a word, his body is magnificent. And he also seems to be a really stand-up young man, who just bought his parents a home, as he promised them he would when he got drafted into the NFL.


Oh, and lawdamercy, his body is tight.

Ms. Bronner Helm is a Contributing Editor at The Root. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.

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