5 best ESPY Award 2022 moments, including Dick Vitale’s cancer speech

The 2022 ESPY Awards brought all the biggest sports stars under one roof. 

Super Bowl champions, Olympic gold medalists, NBA champions, collegiate stars and more gathered Wednesday night at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, for a celebration of sports filled with laughs, spectacle and even a Stephen Curry musical number.

But there was more on the agenda than a good time. Many champions used the primetime platform to champion social issues, ranging from women’s rights and the release of Brittney Griner to cancer research and mental health awareness. 

Did you miss the 2022 ESPYs? We got you covered. Here’s five of the best moments from the 2022 ESPY Awards:

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Klay Thompson accepts the award for best comeback athlete at the ESPY Awards.

Stephen Curry roasts LeBron, Boston Celtics in hosting gig

Stephen Curry opened the 2022 ESPY Awards with a shot at LeBron James, who co-hosted the 2007 ESPY Awards with comedian Jimmy Kimmel.

“I am the second NBA player to host this award show, which is kind of crazy to think about. LeBron hosted this award show back in 2007 after losing in the NBA Finals,” Curry joked in his opening monologue. “So yes, you guessed it. This feels better.”

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