5 Style Stars We're Excited to See on Tonight's ESPYs Red Carpet

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These athletes give actors a run for their money on the fashion front.

At tonight's ESPY Awards, all-stars from the NFL, NBA and every league in between will be stepping out sans uniforms, instead donning their black-tie best for the sports world's biggest night (well, aside from the Super Bowl, the World Series, the Olympics — you get the picture). 

But if you're thinking that sports stars will be stepping out in simple suits and ties — think again. When it comes to high fashion, some athletes, including Dwyane Wade, J.J. Watt and Lebron James, give red-carpet regulars a run for their money. 

Here, five stars that we can't wait to see as they hit the scene at the Nokia Theater tonight. 

Dwyane Wade
STYLE STAR: From left: At the Dior Homme show, at the Givenchy show, and at the amfAR Gala. (Photos: Getty Images)

Wade isn't just one of the most stylish men in sports, he's one of the most stylish men — period. Along with his wife, Gabrielle Union, Wade is constantly looking stylish on the step-and-repeat. Who else could pull off a shorts suit and sneakers? 

LeBron James

LeBron James at the 'Trainwreck' premiere, at the 2015 ESPYs, at the 2013 ESPYs. (Photos: Getty Images)

Considering the year that James has had (you know, that whole NBA Championship and MVP thing), we expect the Cavaliers guard to arrive dressed to the nines. With his history of excellent red-carpet shades, we're hoping he brings his hottest specs, too. 

J.J. Watt
: From left: At the 2015 NFL Honors, at the 2016 CMT Awards, at the 2015 ESPYs. (Photos: Getty Images)

The stylish football player has dipped his toes into the industry as the ambassador for shirt-maker Mizzen + Main, and has also shown that he's not afraid of color or prints when it comes to the carpet. 


From left: At the 2016 AMAs, at the 2016 Humane Society Gala, at the 2016 Met Gala. (Photos: Getty Images)

Sure, Zendaya's not an athlete, but the style chameleon will be a presenter this evening, and no doubt rock an amazing ensemble. With help from her stylist, Law Roach, Zendaya always manages to surprise (and impress) us with her daring looks.

Cam Newton

Newton always adds a bit of sparkle to his look. (Photos: Instagram/camnewton)

The same flair that Newton is known for on the field has carried over to his street style, too. Though he hasn't had much of a presence on the step-and-repeat (yet), based on his style savvy Instagrams we can only imagine that there will be plenty of sparkle (and prints, and hats, and faux fur).