ESPYS: Steph Curry hosted a night to celebrate athletes, brought awareness to Brittney Griner’s case

The is 2022 Espace It was celebrated on Wednesday in Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles California.

This was a night to celebrate the best athletes, teams and sporting moments of the past year, hosted by Golden State Warriors player, Stephen Curry.

On his debut, Curry admitted that he’s not the first NBA player to host the event, because LeBron James Obtaining this honor in 2007.

But he went on to say, unlike LeBron, he actually won the The NBA Finals The year he hosts, while the audience laughed.

steve curry Not only did he host the event, he was one of the famous athletes to be awarded, in fact taking two of them with him.

Curry won an award Espace for this year The best player in the NBA As well as ESPYS to Best record-breaking performanceAfter he managed to excel Ray Allen As the NBA player with the most three-point shots in history.

Here are some of this year’s ESPYS award winners

Best Female Athlete: Katie Ledeckyfor her performance in last year’s Olympics.

Best Male Athlete: Shohei Ohtani for his impressive batting campaign that revolutionized baseball in MLB.

Best Leading Performance: Cooper Kup After his match with the Los Angeles Rams at Super Bowl LVI.

MLB Player of the Year: Shohei Ohtanifrom the Los Angeles Angels.

NFL Player of the Year: Cooper Cupfrom the Los Angeles Rams.

Best Play: Megan Rapinoe, for her “Olympico” goal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Best Athlete of the Return: Klay ThompsonAfter winning a championship and playing at a high level after his injury.

Best Team: Golden State Warriors.

There are also humanitarian and social activism awards

Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award: Albert Pujols

The Dominican baseball player has been honored for his efforts to generate social awareness on and off the field The Pujols Family Foundation.

Arthur Ashe Courage Award: Vitali Klitschko

The former heavyweight boxer earned this honor after he and his brother served in Ukraine’s resistance against the Russian invasion, taking up arms with other professional boxers and Ukrainian athletes across the country to defend their motherland.

Jimmy V Award for Perseverance: Dick Vitale

The 83-year-old ESPN announcer was a recipient this year after he announced a year ago that he had had several surgeries to remove melanoma from his body, but two months later he confirmed a lymphoma diagnosis, forcing him to back off from his regular college basketball. network coverage.

But after his chemotherapy, he was declared cancer-free in April.

“If you know someone who is battling cancer, send a message, send prayers. These messages picked me up in my darkest moments. I hear Jamie’s message [Valvano] Words in my head: “Don’t give up, don’t give up.” …we will not stop chasing the dream. Jimmy’s dream was to beat cancer, and we should do it.”

Steve Curry and the WNBA shed light on the Britney Grenier case

during the ceremony, Nika OgomecAnd the Skylar Diggins Smith And the steve curry Share a message of support for Britney Greiner He praised her for the awards she received while remembering that this was the 153rd night she was away from her wife, family and friends.

“We can’t stop fighting for her. We can’t stop believing in her. And we won’t stop hoping for the day we can welcome her home safely.”