The funny thing about the ESPYs, and we'll say this every year, is that we already have awards for sports — it's called winning! Especially championships! Also MVP awards and whatnot! LOLz!
Still, for the past 20 years, the ESPYs have gone out of their way to give more awards to more people who make lots of money for playing games for a living! Honestly, even if it DOES seem a little redundant, it's still a fun night with incredible talent! Plus it gives us another chance to watch Jon Hamm for an entire evening!
This year, the top athlete awards went to two of the best players in their sport! We just feel bummed that Ohio had to spend the night probably having stress nightmares over one of the winners!
Congrats to Serena Williams for winning the the top female athlete award (she was absent, off playing tennis or something!), and LeBron James for winning in the male category (even though he already won it last year, and his top spot could totally be argued)!
Such a happy and positive night! We wish all the other athletes the best of luck for next year… though they should probably focus on championships instead of award shows!
Ha! Check out the FULL list of winners (below)!
Best Male Athlete - LeBron James
Best Female Athlete - Serena Williams
Best Championship Performance - LeBron James
Best Breakthrough Athlete - Colin Kaepernick
Best Record-Breaking Performance - Michael Phelps
Best Upset - Florida Gulf Coast over Georgetown
Best Game - Heat vs. Spurs Game 6
Best Moment - Jack Hoffman
Best Play - Jadeveon Clowney's big hit
Best Team - Miami Heat
Best Coach/Manager - Rick Pitino
Best Comeback - Adrian Peterson
Best International Athlete - Usain Bolt
Best NFL Player - Adrian Peterson
Best MLB Player - Miguel Cabrera
Best NHL Player - Sidney Crosby
Best Driver - Ryan Hunter-Reay
Best NBA Player - LeBron James
Best WNBA Player - Candace Parker
Best Fighter - Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Best Male Golfer - Tiger Woods
Best Female Golfer - Stacy Lewis
Best Male Tennis Player - Novak Djokovic
Best Female Tennis Player - Serena Williams
Best Male College Athlete - Johnny Manziel
Best Female College Athlete - Brittney Griner
Best Male Action Sport Athlete - Shaun White
Best Female Action Sport Athlete - Stephanie Gilmore
Best Jockey - Joel Rosario
Best Male Athlete With A Disability - Jeremy Campbell
Best Female Athlete With A Disability - Jessica Long
Best Bowler - Pete Weber
Best MLS Player - Thierry Henry
Best Male US Olympic Athlete - Michael Phelps
Best Female US Olympic Athlete - Missy Franklin
Sports! Sports! Sports!
[Images via WENN/Daniel Tanner.]
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