5 Things You Might Have Missed At The ESPY Awards

ESPY Awards 2016
Peyton Manning, Abby Wambach & Kobe Bryant
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1. Powerful Starting Message

Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James kicked off the ESPY Awards with somber and serious message that played out throughout the night. The star athletes called for gun-control reform and delivered a pro-Black Lives Matter message to viewers, and they also called on teammates to help lead the change they want to see.

2. Abby Wambach & Von Miller Go Matchy-Matchy

Soccer star Wambach and Denver Broncos linebacker Miller headed to the ESPY Awards wearing the same standout silver Christian Louboutin sneakers.

ESPY Awards 2016 Peyton Manning, Abby Wambach & Kobe Bryant ABC.

3. Blast From the Past

Hannibal Buress arrived at the ESPY Awards from the future, where he came to show off his new Stephen Curry 34 signature sneakers. The kicks were actually a pair of white Crocs, and a jab at the most recent Under Armour Curry 2 Chef sneakers, which were ridiculed by sneakerheads for looking a little bit geriatric.

ESPY Awards 2016 John Cena and Hannibal Buress teased Stephen Curry’s signature Curry 2 ‘Chef’ sneaker. ABC.

4. Hello, Newlyweds!

Newly married Ciara and Russell Wilson made their first public outing at the ESPY Awards. Ciara walked the red carpet in Giuseppe Zanotti heels, the same designer behind her custom wedding shoes. Wilson donned Tom Ford.

ESPY Awards 2016 Red Carpet Couples Newly married couple Russell Wilson and Ciara on the ESPYs red carpet. Ciara wore a gown by Roberto Cavalli and Giuseppe Zanotti Harmony sandals. REX Shutterstock.

5. Dwyane Wade Brings The Fashion

The fashion favorite pushed boundaries last night and paired his sleek Giuseppe Zanotti dress shoes with — anklets. After all, it is a hot trend this summer. 

ESPY Awards 2016 Red Carpet Couples Gabrielle Union wore an August Getty Atelier gown with Jimmy Choo heels, while Dwyane Wade wore Giuseppe Zanotti black velvet loafers with a satin band detail. REX Shutterstock.
ESPY Awards 2016 Red Carpet Couples A closer look at Wade’s Giuseppe Zanotti loafers. REX Shutterstock.