TI have 2022 ESPICE celebrated this Wednesday at Microsoft theater in Los Angeles, California.
It was an evening dedicated to the best athletes, teams and sporting events of the past year, organized by Golden State Warriors player, Stephen Curry.
In his first appearance, Curry acknowledged that he was not the first. NBA player for the event, due to LeBron James awarded this honor in 2007.
But he went on to say that, unlike LeBron, he actually won NBA Finals the year he leads while the public laughed.
Steph Curry not only hosted the event, but was one of the celebrity athletes to take home the award, in fact taking two of them with him.
curry won spies for this year Best NBA Player as well as ESPYS for Best Record Performanceafter he succeeded in surpassing Ray Allen as the NBA player with the most three-pointers in history.
Here are some of this year’s other ESPYS winners.
Best Female Athlete: Kathy Ledeckyfor her performance at last year’s Olympics.
Best Male Athlete: Shohei Otani for his impressive pitching and hitting campaign that revolutionized baseball in MLB.
Best Championship Performance: Cooper Kupp after playing the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI.
MLB Player of the Year: Shohei Otanifrom the Los Angeles Angels.
NFL Player of the Year: Cooper Kuppfrom the Los Angeles Rams.
Best game: Megan Rapino for the Olimpico goal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Choice Comeback Athlete: Klay Thompsonwinning a championship and playing at a high level after injury.
Best team: Golden State Warriors.
In the same place as awards for humanitarian and social work
Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award: Albert Pujols
The Dominican baseball player has been recognized for his efforts to create public consciousness on and off the field. Pujols Family Foundation.
Arthur Ashe Courage Award: Vitali Klitschko
The former heavyweight boxer was given this honor after he and his brother served in Ukraine’s resistance to the Russian invasion, fighting alongside other professional boxers and Ukrainian athletes across the country to defend their homeland.
Jimmy V Perseverance Award: Dick Vitale
The 83-year-old ESPN broadcaster became this year’s recipient after announcing a year ago that he had undergone several surgeries to remove melanoma from his body, only to confirm his lymphoma diagnosis a couple of months later, forcing him to step back from his usual college basketball . network coverage.
But after chemotherapy in April, he announced that he was cancer free.
“If you know someone who is fighting cancer, send a message, send prayers. These messages lifted me into my darkest moment. I hear Jimmy’s words. [Valvano] words in my head: “Don’t give up, don’t give up.” … We are not going to stop chasing the dream. Jimmy’s dream was to beat cancer and we have to do it.”
Steph Curry and WNBA draw attention to Britney Griner case
During the ceremony Nneka Ogwumike, Skylar Diggins Smith as well as Steph Curry shared a support message for Britney Griner and praised her for the praise, remembering that it was the 153rd night she had been away from her wife, family, and friends.
“We can’t stop fighting for her. We can’t stop believing in her. And we will not stop hoping for the day when we can safely welcome her home.”