The ESPY Awards are rewarded to athletes by fan vote through polls, and the fans appear to be done with the LeBron James hate based on the results of the winners on Wednesday night, rewarding James with three different trophies – male athlete of the year, best championship performance and best NBA player.
Though he wasn’t available at the ceremony due to his obligations to Team USA, he did make an appearance through video to make an acceptance speech. His team, the Miami Heat, also won the trophy for best team of the year, accepted by Juwan Howard and Mike Miller.
Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks was the other big NBA winner at the award, taking home the trophy for best breakthrough athlete.
Blake Griffin and Kevin Love also made an appearance via satellite for a comedy sketch, while host Rob Riggle provided a solid opening for the show. Check out all the notable moments of the show below.
LeBron James wins Best Male Athlete:
Miami Heat win Best Team of the Year:
Jeremy Lin wins Best Breakthrough Athlete:
Jeremy Lin’s interview with Hannah Storm:
Blake Griffin and Kevin Love’s comedy skit:
Rob Riggle opens for ESPYS 2012: