1993 ESPY looks a little different this year, going without a host for the first time Years of Hollywood Screenwriters Strike History. The sports festivities continued, though, with athletes competing in a variety of different competitions coming together at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.
Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes were the main event winners of the night, winning Men’s Athlete of the Year and NFL Player of the Year, with the Chiefs also winning Team of the Year. Mikaela Shiffrin (Best Athlete in Women’s Sports), Angel Reese (Best Breakthrough Athlete), LeBron James (Best Breakthrough Athlete) Performance) and Lionel Messi (Best Championship Performance) were also among the top winners.
Speakers include Damar Hamlin, Dwayne Wade, Travis Kelce, Sue Sue Bird, Mike Tyson & Livvy Dunne, Lil Wayne & HER performed to V Foundation Anniversary and Jim Valvano’s iconic ESPYS speech in 1993. Peyton and Eli Manning also participated in a sketch comedy.
In addition to the competition honors, a special award was also awarded to the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Ash Award for Courage; Chicago White Sox pitcher and cancer survivor Liam Hendricks honored with Jimmy V Perseverance Award; Hermann Service Award.
Additionally, this year’s show honored Sports Humanitarian Award recipients, including Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award winners (Jrue Holiday of the Milwaukee Bucks and Retired player Lauren Holiday). U.S. Women’s National Team), Billie Jean King Young Leaders Award (Jordan Adeyemi, Ashley Baddis and Rishan Patel), Stewart Scott ENSPIRE Award (Richard De Lapchick) and Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year (San Antonio Spurs).
Please see the full list of 1993 ESPY winners below:
Athlete of the Year in Men’s Sports
: Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs 2023
Best Athlete in Women’s Sports
: Mikaela Shiffrin, skiing 1993 Breakthrough Athlete of the Year : Angel Reese, LSU Women’s Basketball 1993
BEST RECORD BREAKING PERFORMANCE : LeBron James surpasses Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for NBA career record
1993 best Tournament Performance
: Lionel Messi, Argentina – World Cup Final
Best Comeback Athlete
: Jamal Murray, Denver Nuggets Team 1993
Best Play : Justin Jefferson’s Catch of the Century
: Kansas City Chiefs
1993 Best College Athlete, Men’s Sports : Caleb Williams, USC Football
Best College Athlete in Women’s Athletics
: Caitlin Clark, Iowa State Women’s Basketball
Best Disabled Athlete
: Zach Miller, snowboarding
1993 Best NFL Player
: Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
Best Major League Baseball Player : Shohei Otani , Los Angeles Angels 1993
Best NHL Player
: Conor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
Best NBA Player: Nick Gula Jokic, Denver Nuggets
1993 Best WNBA Player
: Aja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces
: Max Weiss Tappan, F1
Best UFC Fighter
: Jon Jones
Best Boxer : Clarissa Shields
1993Best Soccer Player: Lionel Messi, Argentina/Paris Saint-Germain
: Scotty Scheffler 1993
BEST TENNIS PLAYER : NUO Vack Djokovic