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
SportsCenter 21 July 2022
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.”
Nika Ogomic, Stephen Curry, and Skylar Diggins-Smith share a powerful message about Britney Greiner.
“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.” pic.twitter.com/gsxFD0iUT8
– ESPN (espn) 21 July 2022
Best Athlete in Return: Klay Thompson.
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