Stephen Curry has been hitting nothing but net in his career lately. From winning his first Finals MVP to his fourth title with the Warriors, the basketball star is on a roll!
His latest feat is becoming a host for this year’s ESPY Awards. He’s also been nominated for three awards, as per Boardroom. He’s the runner-up for titles like the best athlete in men’s sports, best record-breaking performance, and the best NBA player.
He spoke about his honor to host this prestigious sports awards show. Moreover, Curry said to The Hollywood Reporter,
“I’ve had the pleasure of attending The ESPYS but never imagined I’d have the privilege of hosting this special event. 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.”
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The ESPY Awards are co-produced by ESPN and Full Day Prods. Unanimous Media’s Erick Peyton is also said to be co-executive producing the show. It’ll air live on ABC on July 20 at 5 p.m. PT.
Outside of hosting this sports award show, Curry and his wife, Ayesha Curry, have hosted HBO Max’s reality series About Last Night together. About Last Night explores family, sports, and faith-based content.
ESPN Content’s executive producer, Rob King, said he’s thrilled to have Curry host this year. He describes Curry as “one of the brightest stars in the sports constellation.”
King said in a statement, “Whether shining on the court, engaging with fans on social platforms, or demonstrating a commitment to communities through varied philanthropic acts, he’s a singular performer who’ll undoubtedly add luster to our celebration of some of this year’s most compelling moments.”
NBA reports, “Curry is the fourth Warrior to earn the award and the fourth player in NBA history to average at least 30 points, five rebounds, and five assists multiple times in the Finals, joining LeBron James, Michael Jordan, and Jerry West.”
( 📸: The Boston Globe| Courtesy of ESPN )