Stephen Curry, The Golden State Warriors superstar, and the NBA Finals MVP will host this year’s ESPYS live from Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 20. The celebration of the year in sports honors the top athletes and performances while also commemorating and celebrating significant accomplishments.
“I’ve had the pleasure of attending The ESPYS but never imagined I’d have the privilege of hosting this special event,” said the four-time NBA champion. “As someone who loves the intersection of sports and entertainment, I look forward to delivering an exciting show for the fans while we celebrate the athletes who created the top moments of the year.”
The highlight of the show may be fascinating as Curry might hand himself a lot of trophies. He had a great year and is a favorite for numerous awards.
The superstar point guard not only led the Warriors to the NBA championship this season and was named Finals MVP, but he also broke Ray Allen’s record for most 3-pointers made in NBA history. He was selected to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team as well, which honors the league’s top 75 players. To top it all, Steph was named MVP of the All-Star game too.
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“Steph has long been one of the brightest stars in the sports constellation, and we’re thrilled to have him share his passion for sports, his wit, and his boundless talent with The ESPYS, Whether shining on the court, engaging with fans on social platforms or demonstrating a commitment to communities through varied philanthropic acts, he’s a singular performer who’ll undoubtedly add luster to our celebration of some of this year’s most compelling moments.”
Major Honors in the Ceremony
The Arthur Ashe Award for Courage will be given to former heavyweight boxing champion and mayor of Kyiv Vitali Klitschko. The Pat Tillman Award for Service will go-to author, athlete, and retired Army Command Sergeant Major Gretchen Evans. Last but not the least, the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance will go to the broadcaster, Hall of Famer, and college basketball legend Dick Vitale.
The V Foundation for Cancer Research is a nonprofit organization established by ESPN and the late basketball coach Jim Valvano during the inaugural ESPYS in 1993. The organization benefits from ESPYS’ efforts to generate awareness and money. Over the past 29 years, ESPN has assisted with more than $165 million in fundraising for the V Foundation.