Robin Roberts honored at the ESPYS

Last night, ESPN held the ESPYS, the sports version of the Oscars, hosted by Jon Hamm. It was filled with tears, laughs and all-around fun.

Hamm started out with a funny monologue, covering topics from Dwight Howard leaving the Lakers to actor-athlete differences.

LeBron James took home the most awards, winning Best NBA Player, Best Championship Performance and Best Male Athlete individually and Best Team and Best Game as part of the Miami Heat team.

Other award winners include Brittney Griner for Best Female College Athlete; Adrian Peterson for Best NFL Player; Colin Kaepernick for Best Breakthrough Athlete; Serena Williams for Best Female Athlete and Best Female Tennis Player; Rick Pitino for Best Coach/Manager; and Jack Hoffman TD during Nebraska spring game for Best Moment.

The most touching moments of the night were Robin Roberts honored with the Arthur Ashe Award and Dick and Rick Hoyt with the Jimmy V Perserverance Award.

As an African American female looking to go into journalism, Roberts is a personal inspiration. Her body of work is amazing and she has warmed the hearts of many.

The Hoyts were a reminder of how people were affected by the Boston bombing, but no matter what, you should never give up. The bond between the father and son is one that cannot be manufactured nor broken. They exemplify their city’s new-found saying, “Boston Strong.”

Overall, the ESPYS were put together well and everything flowed nicely. It was a great evening to honor great athletes and even greater people.

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