Hot off the heels of being named the NBA Finals MVP, Stephen Curry is hosting the 2022 ESPY awards, ESPN announced Wednesday.
The four-time NBA champion will host the ceremony live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Curry is also a three-time nominee at the awards, which honors the best achievements in major league sports by male and female athletes over the course of the past season. This year, the Golden State Warriors athlete is nominated in the best men’s sports athlete and best NBA player categories. In addition, his recent record for most three-pointers in a game is nominated for the record breaking performance award.
During the ceremony, Vitali Klitschko, former heavyweight boxing champion and mayor of Kyiv, will be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage. Additional announced recipients of honorary awards include Gretchen Evans, who will receive the Pat Tillman Award for Service, and Dick Vitale, who will receive the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance. The award ceremony is co-produced by ESPN and Full Day Productions.
The ESPYS will air live on July 20 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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The Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards show will spotlight standout athletes, significant sports moments and more. For the first time ever, 2022 NBA champion and Finals MVP Stephen Curry will host the the award show, adding ESPYS host to his ever-growing resume.
“I’ve had the pleasure of attending The ESPYS but never imagined I’d have the privilege of hosting this special event,” Curry shared regarding his hosting duties. “As someone who loves the intersection of sports and entertainment, I look forward to delivering an exciting show for the fans while we celebrate the athletes who created the top moments of the year.”