The ESPYs: the award show ESPN tries to make seem as fake-important as all the other award shows. Personally, it’s a staple in my life, because it always comes after the MLB All-Star Game — the only all-star game any major league tries to make seem important at all.
It’s always held the day after MLB’s Midsummer Classic, because it’s the only day out of the year where all four major sports don’t have a game going, so this is when everyone slightly important in the sports world over the last year comes together to receive awards at the expense of jokes made by whoever is hosting that year.
But every year, the show at least breeds a couple special moments, especially whenever the Arthur Ashe Courage Award is given out. (This year, the award is being given to Zaevion Dobson, a high school football players from Tennessee who was killed after protecting three girls from gunfire in his neighborhood.)
Whether it comes in the form of song, spoken poetry or what, it’ll be interesting to see what type of tribute the show delivers with such youthful representation.
UPDATE: As promised, Chance the Rapper (alongside Jamila Woods, Donnie Trumpet, Teddy Jackson, and Peter Cottontale) pay homage to the legend with a performance of a new song.
Watch how it all went down, below.
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) July 14, 2016