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Stephen Curry roasts LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and the Boston Celtics while hosting the ESPYS

The ESPYS always give us some great jokes and roasts.
Stephen Curry, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant

Stephen Curry, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant

The 30th annual ESPYS took place last night in Los Angeles, and like always, we got some funny jokes, roasts, and moments with the best athletes in the world. Warriors star Stephen Curry hosted the event last night, and he delivered in his role, coming after the biggest names in the game.

When you are the Finals MVP, you can talk sh*t to everybody

In his opening monologue at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, Curry didn't waste time by going right after the hometown star, LeBron James, with a subtle jab:

"I am the second NBA player to host this awards show, which is kind of crazy to think about. LeBron James, he hosted this award show back in 2007 after losing in the NBA Finals. So yes, you guessed it, this feels better."

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In his "preparation" for hosting, Curry caught up with NFL legend Peyton Manning who hosted the event back in 2017. Back then, Peyton made one of the most memorable jokes regarding Kevin Durant and him running to play with the best teams. That roast gave us the infamous KD reaction and meme for years to come.

Well, Peyton would give some sound advice to Curry to reuse the joke, considering it is valid to this day. Curry couldn't help but agree:

Curry would then continue to go after his latest victim in the NBA Finals. As if it wasn't enough that he torched them and stole the NBA championship, Steph would add salt to the wound by clowning Grant Williams, who was in the audience, and calling himself the 'daddy' of the Celtics.

Athletes hosting these types of events can be a hit or miss, but all in all, the consensus opinion on Curry's performance was good, even though some people found him a bit corny and awkward. But most of the people loved the jokes.

Steph didn't only host the show, as he took home a few of the awards, winning an ESPY for the Best NBA Player of the Year and for Best Record-Breaking Performance. His breaking of the all-time three-point record this season left no doubt he would win that award. All in all, it was a fun night.

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