04/02/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Lebron Cover Shows "Antiquated Fears" In Anna Wintour's Subconscious

Basketball star LeBron James graces the cover of the April issue of VOGUE, making him the third man in the magazine's history, after Richard Gere and George Clooney, to pander to gays. The Cleveland Cavaliers hotshot is paired, appropriately enough, with the weirdly uncomfortable-looking supermodel/Tom Brady sex tape hotshot Gisele Bundchen.

VOGUE's clearly trying to overhaul its image as a stuffy, prissy, perfume-insert hellhole. But having its first male athlete and black man on the cover may have been too much for horrible bitch editor Anna Wintour's rarefied sensibilities -- the cover photo she picked says a lot about the antiquated fears in her subconscious: