Los Angeles, CA -- Many of the world’s best athletes gathered on the red carpet outside Microsoft Theater Wednesday for the 25th anniversary of the ESPYS Awards and Swish Appeal was there to witness it.
Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning hosted the star-studded event that recognizes athletes for their stellar performance.
Mississippi State women’s basketball team took home the ESPY for “Best Upset” after snapping the UConn Huskies 111-game winning streak.
Los Angeles Sparks star, Candace Parker, who brought her eight-year-old daughter Lailaa as her plus one, was the recipient for “Best WNBA Player.” Parker beat out her own teammate Nneka Ogwumike, Tina Charles, Maya Moore and Elena Delle Donne.
She was also nominated for “Best Comeback Athlete” and “Best Female Athlete,” but it was a tough field, with Jordy Nelson, and U.S. Olympic gymnast, Simone Biles, taking the win in their respective categories.
However, Parker continues to live by her favorite mantra, “Today I know that there is still work to be done, but along the way, I am achieving my dreams.”
Last night’s ESPY Awards was quite possibly one more dream come true for her.