OMG this year’s ESPY Awards blew us away! The big who’s who of the sports world on July 13 featured some of the most impressive athletes, touching honors and amazing musical acts. We have all of the most major moments you may have missed, right here!
The 2016 ESPY Awards might just be the best yet! The huge show on July 13 brought all of the best athletes across the country together for a night of honors, music, touching speeches and emotional tributes, all hosted by the amazing John Cena! See all of the biggest moments, right here.
Starting the show with an important message. LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade started the show standing backlit on the ESPYs stage, making a desperate plea to America to end the senseless violence. “The racial profiling has to stop, the shoot to kill mentality has to stop…but also retaliation has to stop…enough is enough.”
Jon Cena’s opening monologue. He was so funny! He went in on the Chicago Bulls, Beyonce and Jay Z, the NBA being rigged, LeBron being a jerk, and Kobe Bryant and Peyton Manning’s retirements. He’s easily our new favorite host ever!
Elizabeth Marks receiving the Pat Tillman Awards. What a touching moment! The Paralympic swimmer accepted the award after an amazing video showing all she had been through in the military, and the struggles she faced and overcame while swimming.
Zaevion Dobson wins Arthur Ashe Award. The most emotional moment of the night was when a short film describes the tragic and heroic story of 15-year-old football player Zaevion, who gave his own life to shield 3 girls from gunshots. When his mother and two brothers accepted the special award, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.
John looks for “Press Conference Kid.” John decides he wants an adorable kid like Steph Curry’s daughter Riley to make cute comments during press conferences, so he holds an audition! This might have been the funniest sketch of the night.
Amazing retirement speeches. You wanna see passion? Watch Abby Wambach, LeBron, and Peyton Manning give their retirement speeches at the ESPYs. It was such a beautiful, touching and inspiring moment watching three legends say goodbye.
Craig Sager’s moving speech. The legendary announce shared his heartbreaking story of his battle with cancer in a short film before giving an incredibly touching speech. We couldn’t help but tear up when he told his wife “your love is my strength.”
Chance The Rapper’s Muhammad Ali Tribute. Who knew Chance could sing?! The rapper wrote and performed an original ballad to honor the legendary boxer, and it was one of the most powerful moments of the whole show.
HollywoodLifers, what was your favorite moment from the 2016 ESPY Awards? Share your thoughts with us!