Basketball legend Kobe Bryant was presented with the Icon Award (along with Abby Wambach and Peyton Manning) at last night's ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, and music superstar Justin Timberlake was on hand to present all three athletes' awards.
"The greatest performers set themselves apart by the way they make you feel," the award-winning singer, who previously hosted the show in 2008, began following highlight reels from each of the athletes. "Kobe. Peyton. Abby. Before they all decided to say goodbye this past year, they already had a lot in common -- they were touted as a star from the start."
Bryant capped off the acceptance speeches by being his usual charming self, saying, "It's amazing to be standing here alongside Abby and Peyton. Abby decided to retire after a compelling World Cup victory. Manning hung up his cleats after an impressive Super Bowl win." He even poked fun at his last season, joking, "For me, I tend to do things a little differently. I felt an impressive 17-for-65 season would be a bold statement to wrap up my 20-year career."
Kobe Bryant Receives Icon Award At 2016 ESPY Awards From Justin Timberlake Reviewed by Celebrity Bug on 7/14/2016 Rating: