Next Wednesday night is the biggest night of the year for the sports world. That is when ESPN hands out its annual sports awards, the ESPYS. It was previously announced that WWE Superstar John Cena will serve as host of this year’s gala. And now more information has finally been revealed about the big show.
Organizers with The ESPYS have finally made official the early list of presenters and attendees for this year’s ESPYS broadcast. The presenters scheduled to appear at this year’s awards broadcast is (in alphabetical order): Chris Berman (ESPN Sportscaster), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors),Skylar Diggins (Dallas Wings), Lisa Leslie (retired WNBA player), David Oyelowo (Queen of Katwe), Usher Raymond IV (Hands of Stone) Lindsey Vonn (American World Skier), Dwyane Wade (Chicago Bulls), JJ Watt (Houston Texans) and Zendaya, among others.
The celebrities and athletes that are currently expected to appear at the ESPYS includes but is not limited to: Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers), Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys), Kobe Bryant (retired NBA player), Eric Hosmer (Kansas City Royals), Kerri Walsh Jennings (professional beach volleyball player), DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers), Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City), Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers), Peyton Manning(retired NFL player), Von Miller (Denver Broncos), Danica Patrick (NASCAR driver), JR Smith (Cleveland Cavaliers), Abby Wambach(retired professional soccer player).
Along with all of the regular awards and other happenings, there will also be a very special tribute to boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who just recently passed away. NBA legend and NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Adbul-Jabar will be part of the tribute. Crown and the M.O.B. will be the house band for the length of the broadcast. There will also be a special performance by Andra Day.
The ESPYS will air next Wednesday night on ABC at 8pm ET. It marks the second consecutive year that the annual awards gala has been held on ABC. It will be televised live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. More information about this year’s ESPYS broadcast is available online at:
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