Kobe Bryant was honored in a major way at the 2016 ESPYs when he received the Icon Award for his impressive NBA career. And while the athlete obviously has killer moves on the court, it turns out he also has some comedic skills as he had the audience in stitches during his speech!
The 2016 ESPYs, which took place on July 13, were filled with memorable moments — viewers laughed, they cried, and fans even found out that former basketball star, Kobe Bryant, 37, has QUITE a funny bone! As the Black Mamba accepted his prestigious Icon Award, he kept things light and surprised us all with his humorous side — and fans totally ate it up! But of course the athlete ALSO delivered an inspiring speech that earned a standing ovation — watch the whole thing below!
It’s the newlyweds! In their first public appearance after marrying on July 6, Ciara stunned in a sexy plunging gown as her husband, Russell Wilson, couldn’t help but stare at his beautiful wife all night long.
Ciara, 30, and her husband of only a week, Russell Wilson, 27, stepped out for a romantic date night after wowing on the red carpet at the 2016 ESPY Awards. Even though they both make a very handsome couple, all eyes — especially Russell’s — were on Ciara and her truly flawless gown.
Olivia Munn was a total beach babe at the 2016 ESPY Awards! The actress rocked a textured, wavy hairstyle with glowing, golden skin and a pale pink lip. Find out the exact how-to behind her summer waves, ahead.
Olivia Munn, 36, was serious hair goals at the ESPY Awards on July 14 in Los Angeles. Attending with boyfriend, NFL star Aaron Rodgers, Olivia’s head-to-toe look was effortless but still glam. Plus, her hairstyle is the ultimate summer look.
Zaevion Dobson was honored with the Athur Ashe Courage Award at the 2016 ESPYs, and for good reason. To find out more about the 15-year-old who sacrificed his life to protect three girls from gunfire during a shooting, keep reading. He’s truly a hero.
Zaevion Dobson, 15, was tragically murdered while shielding three girls from gunfire during a random shooting last Dec. — and now, his heroism is being remembered, as his family took home the Arthur Ashe Courage Award on his behalf at the 2016 ESPYs on July 13. The football star’s selfless act has continued to warm hearts, as he gave the ultimate sacrifice to save others. To learn more about him, click below .
Doctor Gronk is in the building! The stunning Margot Robbie spilled her guts to Rob Gronkowski on the set of ‘Suicide Squad,’ and you’ll never believe what he prescribed her! See the hilarious promo from the ESPY Awards, right here.
The best Suicide Squad trailer yet dropped at the 2016 ESPY Awards on July 13! With Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, 27, playing set therapist to Margot Robbie, 26, it was basically guaranteed to be hilarious. See the full video, right here.
Wow — We’re absolutely speechless after watching the beautiful tribute for Muhammad Ali at the 2016 ESPY’s. Chance the Rapper owned the stage after Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shared his memories of the late boxing legend.
The 2016 ESPY awards paid tribute to Muhammad Ali, who sadly passed away at the age of 74 on June 3, after a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. The heartfelt tribute gave everyone a glimpse back at the legend’s iconic career, as Chance the Rapper, 23, performed a beautiful song dedicated to Muhammad’s memory. But first, the boxer’s good friend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 69, took the stage to honor his longtime pal. Get the details here.
Wow, Chance The Rapper’s performance at the 2016 ESPY Awards has left us absolutely speechless! The rapper was part of a powerful tribute to the late, great Muhammad Ali during the big event on July 13, and it was truly stunning. Here’s the scoop.
Holy moly! We need a minute to recover from Chance The Rapper’s incredible performance at the 2016 ESPY Awards. The 23-year-old paid tribute to his hero Muhammad Ali with his rendition of a new original song, and it completely blew us away. We have all the details, right here.
Winner! LeBron James has been named the Best Male Athlete at the 2016 ESPY Awards. The basketball stud thanked the city of Cleveland, his teammates and family in his heartfelt acceptance speech. Keep reading for all the details.
The guy is simply the best. LeBron James, 31 has won another award. The Cleveland Cavaliers baller can now add yet another ESPY for Best Male Athlete after winning the award at the 2016 ESPY’s. LeBron gave an emotional speech when accepting the award and thanked God, his family, teammates and the Cavs fans. Keep reading for more on LeBron’s speech and how he earned the prestigious honor.
Wow! Olivia Munn resembled a goddess at the 2016 ESPY Awards, flaunting her toned bod in a glamorous white gown. The actress paired her ensemble with dainty accessories which were just enough! See her gorgeous look, here!
Olivia Munn, 36, was the epitome of a Hollywood siren at the 2016 ESPY Awards, showing off her enviable physique in a floor length white gown featuring silver eyelet designs on the bodice. The brunette stunner found the perfect balance with her ensemble, opting for a few statement jewelry pieces. HollywoodLife.com has the scoop on her jaw-dropping appearance!
Laila Ali was a knockout beauty at the 2016 ESPY Awards! The former boxing pro decided to go for a classic ponytail hairstyle and smokey eye makeup for a winning beauty combo. Get the details on her ESPYS hair and makeup, and try it for yourself.
Laila Ali, 38, reminded us all that sometimes a simple look can make a major impact. While attending the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles on July 13, Laila proved she’s a champ in the boxing ring and on the red carpet with her sleek ponytail, sultry smokey eye and nude lip.
Four lovely and talented athletes were nominated for Best Female Athlete at the 2016 ESPYs, but only one walked away the winner. Congrats to Breanna Stewart for being named the Best Female Athlete of the year!
Breanna Stewart was named the winner of the Best Female Athlete award at the 2016 ESPYs. Up against Simone Biles, Elena Delle Donne and Katie Ledecky, Breanna’s talent on the basketball court shined above the rest.
It’s been a long time coming. Legendary TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager was FINALLY awarded the Jimmy V Perseverance at the ESPY Awards on July 13 for his outstanding work in sports and fight with cancer. Well done, Craig!
He’s been instantly recognized for his zany suits and distinctive, but now Craig Sager, 65, can call himself an ESPY Award winner! The beloved sideline reporter was given the distinction of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the inaugural ceremony in Los Angeles on July 13, and he was overcome with emotion after his cancer battle.
It’s all about team sports, folks! In this year in sport we’ve had some incredible performances in the NBA, NHL and NFL. But only one team can walk away with ‘Best Team’ award at the ESPY Awards on July 13. Congrats to, Cleveland Cavaliers!
What a year in sport it has been. We’ve had teams from the NBA, NHL, NFL and even in MLB provide us with some incredible highs during their seasons. But at the ESPY Awards on July 13, it was Cleveland Cavaliers who were voted as the ‘Best Team’ thanks to their incredible winning formula. Well done, guys!
Wow, that was amazing! One of the most powerful moments from the 2016 ESPY Awards on July 13 had to be Andra Day’s stunning performance of ‘Rearview’ during the heartwrenching ‘In Memoriam’ segment. We have all the details, right here.
We have goosebumps after Andra Day’s amazing ESPY’s performance on July 13. The talented crooner sang a haunting rendition of “Rearview” as the biggest sports stars lost in 2016 were honored, including Pat Summitt, Muhammad Ali, and more. Here’s the scoop.
Justin Timberlake had one of the most important jobs at the 2016 ESPYS, as he presented Abby Wambach, Kobe Bryant and Peyton Manning with the Icon Award! As he paid tribute to the highs and lows of their amazing careers, Justin said they truly are ‘legends.’
They’re three of the most successful athletes in sports history: Kobe Bryant, 37, Abby Wambach, 36, and Peyton Manning, 40. Though they all retired from their respective games, Justin Timberlake, 35, and the 2016 ESPY Awards made sure they knew that they would never be forgotten!