Jimmy Kimmel and LeBron James brought the worlds of comedy and sports together as they co-hosted the 15th Annual ESPY Awards Wednesday night at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.
Kimmel tailored his jokes for the L.A. crowd saying, “Congratulations to all the athletes who had babies. And the Lakers still have Kobe Bryant.” The show’s highlight was James’ dance number, a reinterpretation of Bobby Brown’s “My Prerogative.” The energetic routine redeemed James after an ill-advised gag where he pretended to dunk his own baby through a basketball hoop.
Other famous faces on hand to present awards included; Shaquille O’Neal, Carmen Electra, Josh Duhamel, Ashley Judd, Dane Cook, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson. ESPN will air the event on Sunday at 9:00pm ET.