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Written by on July 13, 2023

The 2023 ESPYs were Wednesday night. The show recognizes the world’s best athletes and biggest stars commemorating the past year in sports and was held at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The star-studded red carpet included Patrick Mahomes, Mike Tyson, Tiffany Haddish, Diana Flores, Coco Jones, Angel Reese, Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin, Andrew East, Jerry Jacobs, Hasan Minhaj and more.

Lil Wayne will opened the show with a performance, and H.E.R. performed her latest single, “The Journey,” in a special tribute to the 30th anniversary of the V Foundation and Jim Valvano’s iconic 1993 speech.

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) was given the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage, Chicago White Sox pitcher and cancer survivor Liam Hendriks was honored with the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance and the Buffalo Bills training staff will be awarded the Pat Tillman Award for Service presented by MassMutual.

Additionally, the Sports Humanitarian Awards featured honorees as part of this year’s show, including the recipient of the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award, the Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award, and the Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year Award.

Here is a complete list of all the winners:

Best Team: Kansas City Chiefs

Best WNBA Player: A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces

Best UFC Fighter: Jon Jones

Best Comeback Athlete: Jamal Murray, Denver Nuggets

Best Athlete, Men’s Sports: Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

Best Athlete, Women’s Sports: Mikaela Shiffrin, Skiing

Best Championship Performance: Lionel Messi, Argentina — World Cup Final

Best Boxer: Claressa Shields

Best Breakthrough Athlete: Angel Reese, LSU Tigers Women’s Basketball

Best Play: Justin Jefferson with the catch of the century

Best Record-Breaking Performance: LeBron James surpasses Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for NBA career scoring record

Best College Athlete, Men’s Sports: Caleb Williams, USC Football

Best College Athlete, Women’s Sports: Caitlin Clark, Iowa Women’s Basketball

Best Athlete with a Disability: Zach Miller, Snowboarding

Best NFL Player: Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

Best MLB Player: Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels

Best NHL Player: Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers

Best NBA Player: Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets

Best Driver: Max Verstappen, F1

Best Soccer Player: Lionel Messi, Argentina/PSG

Best Golfer: Scottie Scheffler

Best Tennis Player: Novak Djokovic

Arthur Ashe Award for Courage: U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team

Jimmy V Award for Perseverance: Liam Hendriks, Chicago White Sox

Pat Tillman Award for Service: Buffalo Bills training staff

Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award: Jrue and Lauren Holiday

Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award: Jordan Adeyemi, Ashley Badis, Rishan Patel


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