In addition to Israeli model Bar Refaeli on the cover, the 2009 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue features ten NBA dancers as bikini models both in group and individual shots.

Alison Preston, Kayla Oberg, DeLeah Caro, Ashley Allen, Deanna Clover, Taylor Walker, Melanie Fitzpatrick, Chelsey Buhler, Shanon Lersch and Cheney Larschied were photographed by John Peden in New York City for the iconic Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

The girls wore wwimsuits by Becca by Rebecca Virtue, Delfina, Heidi Fish, Keiko, Red Carter, Beach Bunny Swimwear, Melissa Odabash, Pompei Beach, Sauvage by Elizabeth Southwood and Belabunda.