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LeBron James and Stephen Curry faced off once again this summer.
The pro-basketball stars — James' Cleveland Cavaliers beat Curry's Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals last month to take the team's first-ever championship — were both vying at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night in two of the same categories: best male athlete and best NBA player. (James won both.)
The 2016 ESPYs, voted on by fans, were hosted by WWE star and actor John Cena and aired live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET (delayed PT) from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Also honored at the ceremony were Zaevion Dobson, a 15-year-old Tennessee high school football star who was shot to death while shielding three girls from bullets in December 2015, with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, and TNT's NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager, who has been battling cancer for two years and was honored with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award.
The Pat Tillman Award for Service went to Sgt. Elizabeth Marks, who suffered a debilitating injury to both of her hips while deployed as a U.S. Army combat medic in Iraq. After undergoing several surgeries, she is now the No. 1-ranked Paraswimmer in the world in the 100-meter breaststroke and won four gold medals at this year’s Invictus Games.
Retired athletes Kobe Bryant, Peyton Manning and Abby Wambach took home the Icon Award, while the show also featured a tribute to the late Muhammad Ali.
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