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ESPYS, Photo Act, Players Lounge -

Just in time for Wednesday night’s ESPYS, The Undefeated hosted its first Players’ Lounge at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. NBA rookie Mohamed Bamba and The Undefeated’s Jemele Hill compared wingspans, Jon Stewart turned out to be an epic Pop-A-Shot baller, and the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sat for portraits. Also […]

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Beyonce, Chris Rock, Destiny’s Child, Drake, ESPYS, Jamie Foxx, Jay Pharoah, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Russell Westbrook, Samuel L. Jackson, Stevie Wonder -

When one thinks of ESPN’s annual ESPYS award show, many moments stand out. While some made us laugh out loud, like host Justin Timberlake, or laugh uncomfortably, like Saturday Night Live alum Norm Macdonald’s scathing opening monologue, the most memorable moments of the past 25 years have evoked emotions, tears and standing ovations. There’s Sidney […]

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Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, ESPYS, LeBron James, Richard Sherman -

Last year this time, four of sports’ biggest names used The ESPYS Awards show to promote social change. In one of the more dramatic moments in The ESPYS’ 25-year history, Chris Paul, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dwayne Wade spoke eloquently about the deteriorating relationship between segments of the black community and law enforcement. They […]

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ESPYS, Jarrius Robertson, Kevin Durant, LL Cool J, Michelle Obama, Peyton Manning, Russell Westbrook -

It’s one thing to watch an awards show on TV. It’s different to be there in person. And it’s totally different to actually have to work it. You see everything. You hear everything. And, most importantly, you feel everything. For example, it was impossible not to shed tears when Jarrius Robertson was handed the Jimmy […]

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ESPYS, Jim Brown, Kevin Durant, Lonzo Ball, Paul George, Peyton Manning, Russell Westbrook, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook headlined winners at the 2017 ESPYS. After the show’s host, Peyton Manning, began the night by poking fun at that awkward relationship between the two former teammates, Durant earned the ESPY for best championship performance and Westbrook was named the best male athlete. Here’s the complete list of […]

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ESPYS, Style -

Some of the world’s best athletes and brightest celebrities met on the crowded red carpet in front of the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles before the 25th annual ESPY Awards Wednesday. Despite the sweltering July heat, pros from the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB looked cool and relaxed as they paraded into the hall to […]

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All Day, Blac Chyna, Daily Dose, Donald Trump, ESPYS, Michelle Obama, Rob Kardashian -

Monday is July 10, 2017. Aka 7/10/2017. That’s a palindrome. Palindromes are really cool to me. That is all. The four women (my grama) in the front created this dance as kids and have passed it down to every women in the family. Our own line dance pic.twitter.com/Ig5strjgrT — Ana's Keeper (@DyamondBrianna) July 9, 2017 […]

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Daily Uplift, ESPYS, Get Lifted, Jarrius Robertson, Jimmy V Perseverance Award, Jimmy V Week, New Orleans Saints, V Foundation -

Tuesday marked the start of ESPN’s 2017 V Week. During the fundraiser for cancer research, The Undefeated will tell stories about early detection, clinical trial studies and research in minority communities. ESPN hopes to raise funds and awareness about the important cause championed by our friend, coach Jim Valvano. One hundred percent of all cash […]

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Black Lives Matter, Carmelo Anthony, Commentary, ESPYS, Michael Jordan, NBA -

This year’s ESPYS awards, I believe, have the potential to begin a very public conversation, and then negotiation, regarding race and law enforcement across the country. Led by Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Paul stood together at The ESPYS to protest the disproportionate shootings of unarmed black men by police officers in […]

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As Told To, Black Lives Matter, ESPYS, NFL, Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks -

I spoke to Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman to discuss the issues of race and violence. In the wake of these killings of black men at the hands of the police and the police being ambushed and killed, what are your thoughts? Honestly, I think it’s unfortunate. You pray for the families on both sides. […]

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As Told To, Baton Rouge, Chris Bosh, ESPYS, Louisiana, NBA -

Chris Bosh, the 6-foot-11-inch big man who won the NBA Finals in 2013 was an integral part of the Miami Heat’s famed Big Three (with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.) Even though Bosh was often considered one of the Heat’s best players, a debilitating blood clot condition kept the Dallas-born center away from the court. […]

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As Told To, Baton Rouge, Cam Newton, ESPYS, Louisiana, NFL, Police Misconduct -

Carolina Panther Cam Newton wasn’t just the NFL’s MVP last year. The Heisman Trophy Award-winning quarterback’s spectacular regular season performance was offset by criticism around his excited touchdown celebrations, which begat Newton’s “dabbing” craze — a move he has recently vowed to end). Despite his behavior during a now infamous post-Super Bowl press conference, the […]

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Chris Paul, Editor's Picks, ESPYS, Isiah Thomas, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, Police Shootings, Social Activism -

Chris Paul stood on stage at the 2016 ESPY awards flanked by three fellow basketball stars. In the middle of the dark auditorium with only spotlights illuminating the players, Paul awaited his turn to speak. When it came, he looked directly into the camera while staring into the eyes of his fellow athletes in the […]

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As Told To, Carmelo Anthony, ESPYS, Freddie Gray, NBA, New York Knicks -

Carmelo Anthony could only shake his head. For most of Monday’s practice with Team USA Basketball in Las Vegas, the veteran forward was all smiles. Then afterward, the Baltimore native was told about what happened back in his hometown and his mood turned somber. For the fourth time, prosecutors in Baltimore failed to secure a […]

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Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Daily Uplift, Dwyane Wade, ESPYS, Get Lifted, LeBron James -

The ESPY Awards are best known for starting the night off with hearty jokes and painful puns delivered by an energetic host, but this year broke the mold. On a night where athletes are awarded and honored for their accomplishments inside and outside of their athletic endeavors, NBA superstars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade […]

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Carmelo Anthony, Daily Uplift, ESPYS, Kevin Merida, NBA -

When The ESPYS opened on Wednesday, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade delivered a message that served as a call to action for professional athletes to use their influence to speak out against gun violence. Before The ESPYS, New York Knick Anthony made his own plea to his fellow athletes. He took […]

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Baton Rouge, Charles Barkley, ESPYS, Louisiana, NBA, Roland Martin -

Just two days before three police officers were slain in a shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, TNT analyst and NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley appeared on TV One to chat with NewsOne Now host Roland Martin. The vocal TNT analyst shared his views on race, policing in America and NBA players standing up for […]

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Ciara, Daily Uplift, ESPYS, Get Lifted, Russell Wilson -

When you have soul crooners Earth, Wind & Fire and a castle in England as the venue, you might have yourself a wedding, folks. NFL quarterback Russell Wilson and singer Ciara did it big at their recent wedding, and shared small tidbits about it with ESPN on Wednesday night before the ESPYS. “Earth, Wind & […]

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ESPYS -

There are very few places where the world’s most famous people geek out over the world’s most famous people. The Academy Awards. A “Brangelina” (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) red-carpet sighting. And, the ESPYS — which in many cases feels like a good ol’ family reunion. This year was no different. The most celebrated — […]

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Chance The Rapper, ESPYS, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Muhammad Ali -

Wednesday night’s ESPYS were an emotional roller coaster. The show tipped off with NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James calling for an end to gun violence in America. There was also the incredibly powerful story of Zaevion Dobson, and a tribute to Jimmy V Perseverance Award recipient, Turner Sports sideline […]

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Cleveland Cavaliers, ESPYS, LeBron James, Stan Van Gundy, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. Hope you guys enjoyed watching the 24th annual ESPYS on Wednesday night. LeBron James took home awards for the best male athlete, the best NBA player and his Cleveland Cavaliers won for best championship performance, as well. It was a big night for James. To open the event, James and his friends/fellow NBA […]

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Daily Uplift, ESPYS, Get Lifted, Stuart Scott -

Two years ago, Stuart Scott delivered a heartfelt moment when he accepted the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2014 ESPYS for his courageous fight against cancer. The longtime sports anchor died Jan. 4, 2015, at the age of 49. His contributions to sports solidified a legacy that will live on in the lives of […]

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Arthur Ashe, Barack Obama, ESPYS, Zaevion Dobson -

In December 2015, Zaevion Dobson made a brave decision. He had the option of moving to safety and protecting his own body from gunfire, but chose instead to run toward the bullets. He made a split-second decision to sacrifice his life for the lives of two girls who were in the line of fire. Zaevion’s […]

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