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.
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!
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.
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!
What an amazing farewell gift! U. S. Women’s Soccer star Abby Wambach was awarded with ESPN’s Icon Award for all her contributions to the sport that she’s retiring from. Keep reading to hear her inspiring words about fighting for equality for women both on and off the field.
Going out on top! Retired soccer legend Abby Wambach, 36, received the prestigious Icon Award at the ESPYs for her amazing career, leading the U.S. Women’s Soccer team to two Olympic gold medals and a World Cup Victory. She gave an inspiring speech about how her efforts to always fight for women’s equality have made her feel as proud as any of her on-field achievements.
The Black Mamba! Kobe Bryant shared his soul with the world during his sweet and sincere acceptance speech for the Icon Award at the 2016 ESPY Awards. Keep reading for more from the basketball legend.
Former Los Angeles Laker, Kobe Bryant, 37, gave a meaningful and stirring speech after being honored with the Icon Award on July 13th at the 2016 ESPY Award show. After one of the greatest careers in the history of the NBA, Kobe has retired as a professional basketball player. For Kobe’s lifetime of excellence he has received the great award and gave a moving speech in appreciation. Keep reading for more from the Icon Award winner.
What an honor! Peyton Manning was one of three very talented athletes to receive the prestigious Icon Award at the 2016 ESPYs on July 13. And after a career like his, there’s no question the NFL star is deserving of this amazing award!
Peyton Manning, 40, was a recipient of the 2016 Icon Award at the ESPYs on July 13, and you better believe he got a standing ovation as he received the huge honor! The former football star’s speech was also super touching as he addressed all of his loyal fans and revealed that he couldn’t wait to become a fan again himself — aw!
A real-life hero was honored at the 2016 ESPY Awards on July 13! Zaveion Dobson, the 15-year-old boy who died protecting 3 girls, received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award in honor of his sacrifice. And as his family stepped on stage to accept the award, there was hardly a dry eye in the audience!
The 2016 ESPYs experienced a super emotional moment when Zaevion Dobson‘s family accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award in the late teen’s honor. Bravely sacrificing his own life, the young athlete died saving the lives of three young girls back in December — WHAT an amazing choice for this year’s recipient. And while his mom teared up on stage while accepting the award and advocating for safer gun laws, celebs such as LeBron James, Gabriele Union, and Charles Barkley, also couldn’t hold back their tears.