Name a star from the world of sports in 2023, and you can almost guarantee that they graced the red carpet at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night.
From Patrick Mahomes and Kyrie Irving, two men at the top of their craft, to up-and-coming Cavinder Twins and Olivia Dunne, it was time for the sport to shine at the annual event at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.
The awards ceremony celebrates ‘excellence in sports performance’, but also gives those who are normally drenched in sweat on a field or court a chance to dress up and show their style – and that’s exactly what they did.
Kansas City Chiefs star Mahomes was joined by his wife Brittany the day after his starring role in the Netflix show Quarterback was released to the masses, while the ever-dapper Travis Kelce presented an award with a stylish shirt white and a suit jacket.
LSU gymnast Dunne, who rose to fame in the last 12 months on social media, stunned in a black dress, while March Madness superstar Cavinder Twins posed together on the red carpet.
It was the year of the college athlete in 2023, and twins Cavinder (left) and Olivia Dunne (right) were at the peak of their careers.
Haley and Hanna, who recently switched from basketball to WWE, pose for photographers on the red carpet in California.
Bills star Dion Dawkins showed off her tattoos as she opted to forgo a shirt and just wear pants and a jacket on the red carpet.
Braxton Berrios appeared to confirm his relationship with Alix Earle when the couple appeared on the red carpet together.
The always handsome Travis Kelce presented an award on stage at the Dolby Theater alongside comedian and actress Heidi Gardner.
Meanwhile, for an NFL star, getting dressed didn’t take long… because he seemed to have forgotten his jersey.
Stepping up offensively for the Buffalo Bills, Dion Dawkins, who stole the headlines and took the opportunity to show off his tattooed chest, forgoing one of the main parts of his outfit and instead wearing just pants and a sports jacket. suit.
Elsewhere, Dolphins wide receiver Braxton Berrios was joined by his stunning new girlfriend, Alex Earle, and the pair apparently confirmed their relationship by arriving arm in arm in Hollywood.
Berrios was previously dating Sophia Culpo, prior to the couple’s high-profile split.
Jamal Murray walked away with the Best Comeback Athlete award after recovering from a serious injury to win an NBA title.
Patrick Mahomes wore some dark shades and a cream jacket while posing with his wife Brittany at the ESPYs on Wednesday.
Damar Hamlin (left) posed for the cameras, while tennis superstar Eugenie Bouchard looked gorgeous in pink on the red carpet.
ESPN’s rising star Pat McAfee addresses the audience after stepping in to deliver an opening monologue at the awards.
Boxing legend Mike Tyson walks the red carpet at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood ahead of the 2023 ESPY Awards
Kyrie Irving, who had just signed a big new shoe deal, was in attendance, while Shawn Johnson East announced her pregnancy.
Jamal Murray of the Denver Nuggets was also in town, donning a sleek black suit to collect his Comeback Player of the Year award after recovering from a nearly career-threatening injury to win an NBA title last month.
Damar Hamlin was also in town as he continues preparations for a miraculous return to the NFL field next season, less than a year after his cardiac arrest on the field while playing for the Buffalo Bills.
It was a big night for former NFL player Andrew East and his wife, Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Shawn Johnson East, as the couple announced they are expecting a third child by posing with their bumps on the red carpet. .
Elsewhere, some legendary veterans of the sports scene were on hand for the ceremony, with boxing announcer Michael Buffer and boxing legend Mike Tyson both there for the show.
Murray gives a peace sign to photographers before accepting an award in the early stages of the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles.
Isiah Pacheco, Super Bowl winner and star of the Kansas City Chiefs, shows his ring to photographers on the red carpet
Dunne has been one of the biggest names in the sports world this year, even though he was still in college at Louisiana State.
Jonathan Williams and Marcus Williams rocked a pair of very stylish outfits (L), while WNBA star Jasmine Carson beamed.
Superstar quarterback Mahomes steps on the red carpet the same day he starred in a new Netflix show about the NFL.
Two other stylish men on the red carpet were veteran boxing announcer Michael Buffer (left) and Chiefs tackle Chris Jones (right).
Former NFL star Terrell Owens wore a gray suit, purple tie and dark glasses as he walked the red carpet in Hollywood.
WNBA icon Sue Bird poses for photos (left), while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope shows off his wife McKenzie’s pregnancy bump (right).