Steph Curry Brings Fun to LeBron James’ ESPY Awards by Playfully Claiming Superior Hosting Skills

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At the 2022 ESPY Awards, NBA champion Stephen Curry playfully threw shade at his rival LeBron James over the time the Lakers hosted after “losing the NBA Finals.” “I’m the second NBA player to host this award show, which is kind of crazy to think about,” said Curry at the start of the ESPYS on Wednesday (July 20). While following in the footsteps of LeBron James, Curry noted that “LeBron James hosted this award show back in 2007, after losing the NBA Finals.” Basking in the glory of his and the Golden State Warriors’ recent NBA Championship, Curry took a drink and said, “So yes. You guessed it: this feels better. This feels better.” Curry had a few zingers in his opening speech, noting that there were “so many amazing talents, so many teammates, so many Olympians, so many champions, so many potential Dancing with the Stars contestants” in attendance.

Ayesha Curry, Stephen Curry, Riley Elizabeth Curry and Ryan Carson Curry ESPY Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, California, USA - 20 Jul 2022

The ESPY Awards welcomed Ayesha Curry, Stephen Curry, Riley Elizabeth Curry, and Ryan Carson Curry as they arrived in Los Angeles, California on July 20, 2022.

Russell Wilson and Ciara ESPY Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, California, USA - 20 Jul 2022

Russell Wilson and Ciara have recently attended the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, California on July 20th, 2022.

Basketball stars LeBron James and Steph Curry met up at a monologue for the Los Angeles Lakers. Curry expressed his admiration for the Rams and their Super Bowl win, calling it inspiring to see the strategy of buying old superstars pay off for a local team. Although the joke didn’t land completely because LeBron and the Lakers won the NBA Championship in 2020, two years after he traded his Cleveland Cavaliers jersey for the purple and gold. During the ESPYS, Curry and his wife brought attention to wrongly detained WNBA player Brittany Griner and invited Nneka Ogwumike and Skylar Diggins-Smith to address Griner’s situation on stage. The two basketball legends also hung out before going head-to-head in the NBA playoffs.

Steph spoke at the ESPY Awards in 2022, acknowledging that Brittany Griner has been wrongfully detained for 153 nights, thousands of miles away from her loved ones. Despite keeping her in their thoughts and hearts, it’s not enough to bring her home. Steph urges the global sports community to stay energized on her behalf. He wore Brittany’s Phoenix Mercury jersey under his tracksuit, reminding everyone that she’s part of the team of athletes in the room tonight and worldwide, who have nothing to do with politics or global conflict.

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