Who won at the ESPYS?

Russell Wilson and Ciara

Russell Wilson and Ciara

Notable awards were as follows:

● Best International Athlete – Lionel Messi (Soccer – Barcelona/Argentina)

● Best Play – Odell Beckham Jr.  (NFL – NY Giants) *Won for his one-handed catch

● Best NFL Player – Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers) *If Tom Brady of New England Patriots wasn’t accused of deflating balls, maybe he would have won

● Best Championship Performance – LeBron James (NBA – Cleveland Cavaliers) *Eastern Conference Finals?

● Best Male Athlete – Stephen Curry (NBA-GS Warriors) *Nominees included GB Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, Lionel Messi and LeBron James

● Best Female Athlete and Best Fighter – Ronda Rousey (MMA – Mixed Martial Arts) *Rousey-  ‘I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once’

● Arthur Ashe Award for Courage – Caitlyn (Bruce) Jenner (Track & Field) who was afraid to express his/her?  feelings growing up and gave a long speech encouraging all to accept and respect transgenders, especially young ones.

● Icon Award – Derek Jeter (Major League Baseball – New York Yankees)

● Best Breakthrough Athlete – Mo’Ne Davis (Little League )

● Best Coach – Steve Kerr (NBA – GS Warriors)

● Best Team: US Women’s Soccer Team

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