Olympic gymnast Simone Biles earned best female athlete honors while Russell Westbrook won best male athlete at The ESPYS last night in Los Angeles. The 25th annual show honoring the past year’s top athletes and sports moments was hosted by Peyton Manning.
Westbook, OKC’s star player was the NBA MVP, led the league in scoring and set a record for most triple-doubles in a season with 42. Biles became the most decorated U.S. Olympic gymnast at the Rio de Janeiro Games, winning five medals, including four golds and a bronze. Biles also won best female Olympic athlete.
Former first lady Michelle Obama made an appearance to present a posthumous award to Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Mrs. Obama presented the Arthur Ashe Courage Award for championing the rights and acceptance of people with intellectual disabilities through her founding of Special Olympics to her son, Tim Shriver.
Great night all around.
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Simone Biles and Russell Westbrook Big Winners At 2017 ESPYs was originally published on praisebaltimore.com