The 2021 ESPYS Awards: Full Results & Highlights
Since 1993 the ESPYS Award, which is short for Excellence in Sports Performance, has become the heartbeat and voice for all sports. It is an annual ceremony that recognizes individual and team athletic achievement and other sports-related performances during the calendar year.
This year superstar actor Anthony Mackie, who started in films such as Million Dollar Baby, Captain America, and The Hate U Give hosted the ceremony live from The Rooftop At Pier 17 at South Street Seaport in New York City on Saturday, July 10th.
While Mackie hosted on the main stage, Ally Love, Brooklyn Nets Host, Peleton Instructor, and Founder of Love Squad, captured all the behind-the-scenes interviews and kept the energy alive all night even through the rain and sunshine.
It was a pleasure and an honor to be in the same space of the athletes that have made their marks in sports history. I got to see stars like Sha’Carri Richardson, Naomi Osaka, Sasha Banks, Bianca Belair, Sabrina Ionescu, Zaila Avant-Garde, Da Baby, LeMelo Ball, Tracy Morgan, Taye Diggs, YBN Cordae, and Chase Young. Thank you to the 1iota Team for hooking me up with some amazing tickets. They provide exclusive experiences for fans and create connections for them to see their favorite celebrities and attend the hottest events arts and entertainment events. All you have to do is click the link below and sign up.
Here is the complete list of winners:
Jimmy V Award for Perseverance: Chris Nikic
Pat Tillman Award for Service: Marcus Rashford
Arthur Ashe Courage Award: Maya Moore
Best Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NFL
Best Championship Moment: Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series
Best Coach: Tara VanDerveer
Best WWE Moment: Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair make history as the first Black women to main event WrestleMania
Best College Athlete, Women’s Sport: Paige Bueckers, UConn basketball
Best Championship Performance: Simone Biles
Best Play: Arizona Cardinals’ Kyler Murray launches Hail Mary to DeAndre Hopkins
Best Game: NCAA Men’s Final Four: Gonzaga defeats UCLA 93-90
Best Breakthrough Athlete: LaMelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets
Best Athlete, Women’s Sports: Naomi Osaka, Tennis
Best Record-Breaking Performance: Russel Westbrook, Washington Wizards, breaks Oscar Robertson’s 47-year-old triple-double record with 182
Best College Athlete, Men’s Sports: DeVonta Smith, Alabama football
Best NFL Player: Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Best MLB Player: Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels
Best NBA Player: Stephan Curry, Golden State Warriors
Best NHL Player: Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
Best WNBA Player: Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm
Best Athlete, Men’s Golf: Phi Mickelson
Best Athlete, Women’s Golf: Sei Young Kim
Best International Athlete, Women’s Soccer: Sam Mewis, Manchester City/USA National Team
Best Driver: Lewis Hamilton, F1
Best MLS Player: Diego Rossi, Los Angeles FC
Best NWSL Player: Julie Ertz, Chicago Red Stars
Best International Athlete, Men’s Soccer: Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus/Portugal National Team
Best Boxer: Tyson Fury
Best MMA Fighter: Khabib Nurmagomedov
Best Athlete, Men’s Tennis: Novak Djpkovic
Best Athlete, Women’s Tennis: Naomi Osaka
Best Athlete, Men’s Action Sports: Gabriel Medina, Surf
Best Athlete, Women’s Action Sports: Chole Kim, Snowboard
Best Jockey: Joel Rosario
Best Athlete With A Disability, Men’s Sports: Chris Nikie, Triathlon
Best Athlete With A Disability, Women’s Sport: Becca Murray, Wheelchair Basketball
Best Bowler: Tom Daugherty
Thank you to everyone who put this amazing event together and all of the phenomenal athletes that continue to bless us with their talents. For more information on the ESPYS check in with ESPN.
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Until next post... Coach Tay