The 2019 ESPY Awards were hosted by Tracy Morgan recognizing excellence in sports at the Microsoft Theather at LA Live. Top celebrities from sports and entertainment were in attendance to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major achievements, reliving unforgettable moments, and saluting the leading performers and performances.
Award winners included Saquon Barkley, Zion Williamson, The Los Angeles Rams, US Women’s National Soccer Team, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Lindsey Vonn, Rob Gronkowski, Dwyane Wade and more. Checkout our roundup of all the hottest people, places and parties during the 2019 ESPYs.
By Kinya Claiborne & Aphua Larbi, STYLE & SOCIETY
Video by Evan Jackson, Young Bold & RegalThe ESPY Awards
The ESPYS first award went to NFL Rookie of the Year Saquon Barkley, who was named Best Breakthrough Athlete. Best College Athlete went to first overall NBA draft pick Zion Williamson, who was drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans following a standout season with Duke. The Los Angeles Rams took home the award for Best Game for their 54-51 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in a riveting battle.
The Best Moment honor celebrated the impressive careers of Lindsey Vonn, Rob Gronkowski, and Dwyane Wade, titans of their respective sports who all retired this year. The winner of the Best Play bracket was UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi’s incredible perfect 10 routine, which also won the new award, Best Viral Sports Moment. Two-time World Cup winner Alex Morgan was named Best Female Athlete, and NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo took home two awards for Best Male Athlete and Best NBA Player.
The award for Best Team was presented by Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock to the back-to-back World Cup champions, the US Women’s National Soccer Team, fresh off a plane from their New York ticker-tape parade celebrating their momentous victory.
Each year, The ESPYS recognizes individuals in the world of sports who have demonstrated admirable perseverance, courage and strength in the face of adversity with three marquee awards. The Pat Tillman Award for Service was presented to former Marine Corps Sergeant Kirstie Ennis. The Jimmy V Award for Perseverance was presented to high school football coach Rob Mendez, who was born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder that caused him to be born without arms or an 11-time NBA champion and voted NBA Most Valuable Player five times.The Golf Classic
The Golf Classic Returned for its 15th Consecutive Year During Sports Biggest Award Week. The event was in partnership with Malbon Golf, Dosist, Hublot and Talent Resources Sports. Attendees ranging from actors, musicians, entertainment industry executives, notable athletes, and key industry influencers came together for another year of networking and competitive golf at the Calabasas Country Club. The event benefitted UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. It was also supported by sbe nightlife, Digital Medical Tech, The Influence, Blade, Peroni, Goodr, Drink Winso and more. Attendees included Camille Kostek, Jesse Metcalfe, Donovan Carter, AnnaLynne McCord, Schoolboy Q, and Style & Society’s Kinya Claiborne.GBK’s 2019 ESPY Awards Celebrity Lounge
GBK Productions held their annual Pre-ESPY Awards celebrity gift lounge at La Peer Hotel. Top Athletes like Katelyn Ohashi, James Farrior, Obi Melifonwu, Ronnie Hillman, Prince Amukamara, Anthony Alabi, Marcedes Lewis, ESPY Winning Players from the St. Louis Blues and more received this year’s hottest items and enjoyed a celebration on the eve of one of the biggest nights in sports. Celebrities and sports stars who attended were treated to gifts by IFGfit, GELSTX, Silent Mode Powermask, Kimpton La Peer Hotel, PFB Vanish hair, Beauty Pulse, LA Smash Cakes, Fit Farm, S Hotel Montego Bay Jamaica, B Opulent jewelry, Shanti Hot Yoga, Story Bikes, ReShoeVn8r, 1 More Headphones, Hertelendy Wines and Deaf Man’s BBQ Sauce. Guests also received an invitation to ETTA’s upcoming charity poker tournament benefitting adults with disabilities.The Ultimate Pre-ESPYS Athlete & Celebrity Gifting Lounge Experience
Luxury Experience & Co. presented a lavish gifting lounge honoring athletes and celebrities in in honor of the 2019 ESPY Awards at the exclusive AutoConcierge. Celebrities and athletes had the ultimate backdrop of exotic and classic cars to gaze upon. LE&Co provided a complete athlete experience that combined luxury automobiles, travel, grooming and gifting provided by Alisha Fields Jones, Auto Concierge, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Bloomingdale’s, Hemp Hydrate, Hollywood Photo Booth, ICON Aircraft, Klean LA Food Service, Manly Sunscreen, MCTCo, Nerve Assist, Rock Star Energy Drink, Rusnak Pasadena, SailRock Resort & Spa, Scheid Family Wines, The Mansion Bali Resort & Spa, Vuliwear, Winso, What Do You Meme Game, Uncle Nearest, Chef Ryan Rondeno, Luxendary Phone Cases, Get Som, Scotch Porter, Voss Water, Main Body Matrix, Hawke and Co Men’s Apparel, Herb and Lou’s Infused Cubes, JP Supplements, Hella Tea, A.H.S.S. Justin Shaw Celebrity Trainer, Bank of America Wealth Management, Ryder Vineyards, Unlocking Greatness and many more.