ESPN celebrated sports and entertainment on Wednesday night (July 13), but before the fun began, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony started things off with a call to change. The NBA superstars addressed police shootings, community activism and echoed Black Lives Matter calls to action while James simply ended the message with "we all need to do better." According to reporter T.J. Holmes, ESPN didn't suggest the message, the foursome led the charge.
The start of the show was not a network idea. LeBron, Carmelo, CP3, and D-Wade approached the network and asked to open the show. #ESPYS— T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes) July 14, 2016