The 22nd Annual ESPY Awards aired Wednesday night, honoring the biggest names in sports. Hosted by Drake, the show celebrated the moments that took our breath away, and the athletes that made them possible, as voted on by the fans.
Kevin Durant unseated Lebron James as both Best Male Athlete and Best NBA player, whileÂ his teammate, Russell Westbrook, took home the award for Best Comeback Athlete. Chris Davis‘ game-winning 109-yard return against Alabama was named Best Play, and this year’sÂ Iron Bowl won Best Game.
Other winners included Kawhi Leonard for his performance against the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals; Peyton Manning, after his record-breaking season with the Denver Broncos; the U.S. Men’s Soccer team for their FIFA World Cup victory over Ghana; and everyone’s favorite trash talker, Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks (who also won Best Team).
Read on to replay just a fewÂ of the
night’s most show-stopping moments.Â
During his opening monologue, DrakeÂ poked fun at a few of the night’s honorees, including the Richard ShermanÂ and Russell Westbrook, as well as some folks who weren’t in attendance, like buddiesÂ Johnny Manziel and Lebron James. But the funniest bit came when he gave Lance Stephenson a taste of his own medicine.