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LeBron James, Robin Roberts get ESPY honors

Yesterday, actors and athletes chopped it up at the 2013 ESPY Awards. Mad Men star Jon Hamm hosted the event that featured big wins for LeBron James, Adrian Peterson and Robin Roberts.

LeBron James

Wednesday, the world was a stage for professional athletes. The 2013 ESPY Awards took place in Los Angeles where they celebrated sports’ biggest stars. Current NBA champ LeBron James walked away with three trophies, while special honors were given to Robin Roberts and Dick and Rick Hoyt.

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Roberts received the Arthur Ashe Courage award for positively dealing with a life-threatening illness. Last fall she had a bone marrow transplant after being diagnosed with a blood and bone marrow disease. She did it with her head held high and a smile on her face.

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Dick and Rick Hoyt are a father-son team that was presented with the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance. According to the Huffington Post, 73-year-old Dick and his son, who was born with cerebral palsy, have participated in over 1,000 endurance events. Rick doesn’t have the use of his arms and legs but his athletic dad pushes him in a custom-made running chair.

Check out the full list of winners below:

  • Best Male Athlete: ?LeBron James
  • Best Female Athlete: Serena Williams
  • Best Championship Performance: LeBron James
  • Best Breakthrough Athlete: Colin Kaepernick
  • Best Record-breaking Performance: ?Michael Phelps
  • Best Upset: Florida Gulf Coast over Georgetown
  • Best Game: ?Miami Heat over San Antonio Spurs (Game 6)
  • Best Moment:  ?Jack Hoffman
  • Best Play: ?Jadeveon Clowney’s big hit
  • Best Team:  Miami Heat
  • Best Coach/Manager: Rick Pitino
  • Best Comeback:  Adrian Peterson
  • Best International Athlete: ?Usain Bolt
  • Best NFL Player: ?Adrian Peterson
  • Best MLB Player: Miguel Cabrera
  • Best NHL Player: ?Sidney Crosby
  • Best Driver: ?Ryan Hunter-Reay
  • Best NBA Player:  ?LeBron James
  • Best WNBA Player: Candace Parker
  • Best Fighter: Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  • Best Male Golfer: ?Tiger Woods
  • Best Female Golfer: ?Stacy Lewis
  • Best Male Tennis Player: ?Novak Djokovic
  • Best Female Tennis Player: Serena Williams
  • Best Male College Athlete:  Johnny Manziel
  • Best Female College Athlete: ?Brittney Griner
  • Best Male Action Sports Athlete: ?Nyjah Huston
  • Best Female Action Sports Athlete: ?Stephanie Gilmore
  • Best Jockey: Joel Rosario
  • Best Male Athlete With A Disability: ?Jeremy Campbell
  • Best Female Athlete With A Disability: ?Jessica Long
  • Best Bowler: ?Pete Weber
  • Best MLS Athlete: Thierry Henry
  • Best Male Olympian: ?Michael Phelps
  • Best Female Olympian: ?Missy Franklin

What do you think of this year’s winners?

Photo credit: Daniel Tanner

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