LeBron James, Ed Helms, Danica Patrick, Andre Iguodala, Vince Vaughn, Britney Spears, Kiefer Sutherland and JJ Watt among the presenters at this year’s show
On July 15, host Joel McHale will be joined on stage by some of the world’s premier athletes and biggest stars when The 2015 ESPYS Presented by Capital One come to Los Angeles. The 23rd annual celebration of the best moments from the year in sports will be televised live from the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 15, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
This year’s scheduled presenters include (in alphabetical order):
Mike Epps (Survivor’s Remorse), Julie Foudy (analyst/retired professional soccer player), Ed Helms (Vacation), Andre Iguodala (Golden State Warriors), LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers), Chris Long (St. Louis Rams), Danica Patrick (NASCAR driver), Richard Sherman (Seattle Seahawks), Britney Spears (“Britney: Piece of Me”), Kiefer Sutherland, Vince Vaughn (True Detective), JJ Watt (Houston Texans) and others.
In addition, top athletes and celebrities scheduled to attend so far include:
Odell Beckham Jr. (New York Giants), Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys), Mo’Ne Davis (American Little League Baseball pitcher), Victor Espinoza (Triple Crown Champion jockey), Brett Favre (retired professional NFL player), Rob Gronkowski (New England Patriots), Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken), Derek Jeter (retired professional MLB player), Cardale Jones (Ohio State Buckeyes), Urban Meyer (Ohio State Buckeyes coach), Alex Rodriguez (New York Yankees), Ronda Rousey (UFC Bantamweight Champion), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks) and Caroline Wozniacki (professional tennis player).
Also planning to attend The ESPYS are some of soccer’s best players, fresh from their victory at the Women’s World Cup, including: Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach and other members of the U.S. Women’s National Team.
Critically-acclaimed artist Crown and the M.O.B will perform as the ESPYS house band and there will be a special performance by fun.’s Nate Ruess.
The ESPYS gather top celebrities from sports and entertainment to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances. The 2015 ESPYS will recognize both sport-specific achievements, such as “Best MLB Player” and “Best WNBA Player,” and best-in-sport winners, such as “Best Team” or “Best Female Athlete” that pit nominees from different sports against each other. Inspiring human stories are showcased through three pillar awards – the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, the Jimmy V Perseverance Award and the Pat Tillman Award for Service. The ESPYS support ESPN’s ongoing commitment to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, launched by ESPN with the late Jim Valvano in 1993.
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