Everything You Missed At The ESPYs

(L-R) Host Danica Patrick, Sarah Klein, Tiffany Thomas Lopez, Aly Raisman and recipients of the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage speak onstage at The 2018 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Photo: Kevork Djansezian (Getty Images)

Like any award show, the ESPYs was filled with some amazing and some not so amazing looks.

The award show, hosted by ESPN, took place in Los Angeles with Danica Patrick as host of the event’s 26th edition—the first women to serve the role.


Many deserving athletes took home awards in various categories such as Terence Crawford for best fighter and Lebron James for best NBA player. Some of the winners shocked us, like Sloane Stephens winning best female tennis player. We all know Serena Williams is a tennis God, but we’re still happy for our sister Sloane.

Shiggy, the creator of the #InMyFeelings challenge was also there and posted pics to his Instagram story of all the celebrities he met, like Ciara and Russell Wilson.

The evening’s most powerful moment was during the presentation of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, which was awarded to the survivors of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse.

One hundred and forty one women accepted the award and received a standing ovation.


Sarah Klein, a gymnast who accepted the award of behalf of the many, told the audience, “Make no mistake, we are here on this stage to present an image for the world to see, a portrait of survival, a new vision of courage ... telling our stories of abuse over and over and over again in graphic detail is not easy. We’re sacrificing privacy, we’re being judged and scrutinized, and it’s grueling and it’s painful but it is time. We must start caring about children’s safety more than we care about adults’ reputations.”

The event isn’t usually this touching but with the victims on stage accepting this award, it gave the show more meaning than who might be best at scoring touch downs.


Aside from that moment, a lot of the fashion caught my eye as well.

Here’s a look at some of the looks from the ESPYs:

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Montana Couser

Montana Couser is a recent Howard University grad and Philly native.