2011 Espy Awards
July 14, 2011 by Post Team
2011 Espy Awards, Dallas Mavericks professional basketball won the ESPY award for best team and Drik Nowitzki was named best male athlete ESPY Awards 2011 held in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Olympic and world champion skier Lindsey Vonn collected the trophy for best female athlete of the year for the second consecutive time.
Other awards including best breakthrough athlete, who was pro-basketball player Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers and the best performance of the championship by Tim Thomas, professional hockey goalkeeper Stanley Cup winner, the Boston Bruins. Thomas was also named the best player in the National Hockey League.
Hollywood celebrities joined with America’s favorite athletes Wednesday evening for the 2011 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. The show, which aired on ESPN, which celebrates the best athletes of the year and most memorable sporting moments as voted by the fans.
No fouls were called during the two and a telecast a half hour, not even the famous athletes paired with wrong about the topics to the left of center as the threat of the NBA and NFL lockouts, famous “kissing couple” and awkward shooting style Dirk Nowitzki. Host Seth Meyers even tried his hand at the stick with a monologue that introduced a pot shot at the new Victoria Beckham mother and some changes of mood in the mangy appearance MLB player Brian Wilson beard.
The ESPY first of the afternoon he went to Los Angeles Clipper Blake Griffin Best Athlete Revelation. Next, Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman from the movie The Up Climate Change (2011) presented the best performance of the championship by Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins. “I wonder if you can not say,” said Thomas. “This is an individual award, but I could not have won without my teammates.”
The award for Best Upset went to VCU for his victory over Kansas to advance to the final four tournaments in NCAA basketball.
Justin Timberlake Super Bowl MVP / Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers presented the award for Best Male Athlete of the Jimma University BYU basketball guard Fredette. Fredette thanked his teammates and his girlfriend “makes me look good on the red carpet.”
Kiefer Sutherland presented the prestigious Arthur Ashe Courage Dewey Bozell. A fellow ex-prison Sing Sing prison, Bozell fought adversity and find boxing. Twice convicted of a crime he did not commit Bozell spent 30 years in prison before his release in 2009. Dewey accepted the award before a crowd standing up saying, “I am humbled and overjoyed.”
Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki to beat Jimmie Johnson (NASCAR), Aaron Rodgers (Packers), and tennis champion Rafael Nadal for the title of Best Male Athlete. “This is humiliating,” he said. “There are many great athletes out there.” He also thanked the fans, ESPN, and the team coaches and his companions: “When I was down throughout the season, they picked me up.”
A great tennis Serena Williams took the stage in a flashy red dress, announced that the Best Female Athlete award would be given in honor of the legendary Billie Jean King. Brooklyn Decker and Tim Tebow will be presented the award to the U.S. National Team Alpine Ski Champion Lindsey Vonn her second victory in as many years. Vonn thanked her husband and their fans, but it was her special request of the teenager star Justin Bieber that sealed the moment. “Want to take a picture with me on my Facebook page?” he pleaded. Biebs was a good athlete, nodding and smiling at her request the hearing.
Stuart Scott, ESPN anchor Sports Center simplicity reminiscent of a famous old friend from ESPN, the last coach Jim Valvano. (Valvano “V Foundation” has raised more than $ 1 million for cancer research.) Presentation of the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance was Jay Leno, who introduced the inspiring saga of a fighter Antonio Robles.
Roble, who has only one leg, was brought up to the glory of the struggle to win the NCAA National Wrestling Championships Division 1. In the midst of an “O” and a lot of applause from the crowd, Robles gave a moving speech about the sacrifices made by his mother, who refused to give up. He also thanked the Sun Devils of Arizona to give him the “best education in the world.”
Justin Bieber dressed as a racing driver and appeared femme Danica Patrick pilot announcing the final assessment of the night the best team. “I do not know what to do with my hands,” Patrick joked. “Just put on his own Ricky Bobby,” he joked.
The duo was presented to the Dallas Mavericks with the coveted Best Team award. “I am honored by this,” said Dirk Nowitzki. “It was a year unreal for us all in the Mavericks.”
Maverick’s owner Mark Cuban put his two cents in and saying, “We had a great time and we are pleased to have won, but the biggest deal was when my daughter met Selena Gomez.”
As Meyers closed the show, which gave the women’s USA soccer a plug, reminding everyone to see his confrontation with Japan this weekend at the World Cup. Best of luck, ladies!
Winners of the 2011 ESPY Awards category winner
Best Athlete Revelation Blake Griffin (Clippers)
Championship Best Performance Tim Thomas (Boston Bruins)
Best VCU Upset
Best Male College Athlete Jimma Fredette
Best Male Athlete Dirk Nowitzki
Best Female Athlete Lyndsay Vonn
Best Giants vs Eagles game
Best Play Abby Wambach (U.S. Women’s Soccer Team)
Best NBA player Dirk Nowitzki
Best NFL player Aaron Rodgers
Jimmie Johnson Best
Best NHL player Tim Thomas
Best comeback player Mark Herzlich
Best team of the Dallas Mavericks
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