This will be his first time hosting a major live TV event!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, four-time NBA champion Stephen Curry is set to host the ESPY Awards.
Curry is sitting on top of the world right now, after recently winning his fourth NBA championship and being named Finals MVP. Now the champ is showing no signs of slowing down, the NBA superstar announcing that he will be hosting the annual ESPY Awards. On one of sports’ biggest nights, Curry will not only be serving as master of ceremonies but is also nominated for three individual ESPY awards in addition to his nomination for Best Team alongside all of the Golden State Warriors.
“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,” Curry said via statement.
Last fall, Curry and his Unanimous Media partner Erick Peyton signed a global partnership deal with Comcast NBCUniversal. As part of that deal, The ESPYS are being co-produced by ESPN and Full Day Prods with Peyton now operating as co-executive producer and Curry as host. ESPN Content’s executive editor at large, Rob King, said they are ecstatic to have Curry as host, referring to him as “one of the brightest stars in the sports constellation.”
“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,” said King.
Curry is nominated for Best Athlete in Men’s Sports, Best Record-Breaking Performance for the most 3-pointers in NBA history, and Best NBA Player. To view the full list of nominations, click here.
The 2022 ESPYS will air live on July 20 at 5 p.m. PT on ABC.
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