Justin Timberlake to Present the Icon Award to Sports Legends Kobe Bryant, Peyton Manning and Abby Wambach at The 2016 ESPYS
For the first time ever, The ESPYS will honor three retiring athletes with its prestigious Icon Award. Justin Timberlake will do a special presentation to honor Kobe Bryant, Peyton Manning and Abby Wambach. These remarkable athletes will all be recognized for the indelible mark they have made on the world of sports. Bryant, Manning and Wambach will all be in attendance to accept the honor.
The 2016 ESPYS Presented by Capital One will be hosted by John Cena and will feature some of the world’s premier athletes and biggest stars. The 24th annual celebration of the best moments from the year in sports will be televised live from the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 13, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
This year’s scheduled presenters include (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), and JJ Watt (Houston Texans), among others.
The ESPYS is back on ABC for the second year with a star-studded night celebrating major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances of the past year in sports. Top celebrities from sports and entertainment gather to recognize nominees and honor winners in categories such as “Best MLB Player,” “Best Team,” “Best Female Athlete,” and “Best Upset,” “Best Breakthrough Athlete” and more. The ESPYS showcase inspiring human stories through three pillar awards – the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, the Jimmy V Perseverance Award and the Pat Tillman Award for Service. The show supports ESPN’s ongoing commitment to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, launched by ESPN with the late Jim Valvano in 1993.
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