The big winners of the night

The big winners of the night

The 2022 ESPYS Championship presented by Capital One on Wednesday celebrated the greatest players, teams and moments in the sports world.

The award winners were honored at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with Stephen Curry as host, and they didn’t miss the chance to send a little message to LeBron James.

“I’m the second NBA player to host ESPYS, LeBron was the first in 2007…after losing the Finals,” joked The Chef, who won the 2022 NBA Most Valuable Player award.

Tonight’s winners are:

Championship Best Performance: Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams (Super Bowl LVI).

Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award: Albert Pujols, for his socially conscious work on and off the field with his initiatives at the Pujols Family Foundation.

MLB Player of the Year: Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels

NFL Player of the Year: Cooper Cup of the Los Angeles Rams

Best Female Athlete: Katie Ledecky

Best record-breaking performance: Stephen Curry. He beat Ray Allen with the 3 biggest throws in NBA history.

Best Play: Megan Rapinoe.

During the party, Nneka Ogwumike, Curry and Skylar Diggins-Smith shared a message about Brittney Griner.

We can’t stop fighting for it. We can’t stop believing in him. And we will not stop looking forward to the day we can welcome you safely home.”

Best Athlete in Return: Klay Thompson.

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Best Male Athlete: Shohei Ohtani

Best Team: Golden State Warriors

Best International Athlete in Men’s Soccer: Kylian Mbappe

International Women’s Soccer Player of the Year: Sam Kerr

NHL Player of the Year: Connor McDavid

Best Driver: Kyle Larson, NASCAR

WNBA Player of the Year: Candice Parker, Chicago Sky

Best Boxer: Tyson Fury

Best Athlete in Men’s Tennis: Rafael Nadal

Women’s Tennis Player of the Year: Emma Raducano

Oliver Walton

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