Drake had a lot of surprises for the ESPY audience this Wednesday. A huge shocker being a his skit with former fellow feuder, Chris Brown. What wasn’t to revealing was just how funny the third partner in said sketch was. Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin seems just as comfortable catching alley-oops as he does in front of cameras. His delivery is always spot-on in his (various) commercials. No doubting “The Black guy who rolled around in Cheetos,” as Drake called him, could keep our attention as the host on his own.
Everything the self proclaimed comedic rockstar, Kevin Hart touches turns to gold. No question the biggest, little guy in the building could keep the laughs coming if he hosted the ESPY’S. He’s already great friends with LeBron James, Chris Paul and a horde of other superstar pro athletes. Just look at what him and Paul do in their spare time. Well thought out skits with his athletically superior homies is just the natural progression.
Jay & Bey
If the hottest Hollywood couple weren’t spending their time “on the run,” hitting the ESPY stage as co-hosts would be awesome. Jay Z’s commanding presence even in a room full of fellow stars is always a good show. Plus, the two would most likely put on one hell of a performance. Then, of course, there’s Beyonce. Do we ever need a reason to watch Bey do anything?
Stephen A. Smith
Stephen A. Smith is like your uncle who played college basketball at that college that no one ever heard of back in ’79. He seems to know everything about sports and can argue with you till the point that you just agree with whatever he’s saying. Imagine the soundbites (and meme possibilities) after an athlete won an award that he didn’t feel they deserved. They’d surely be better than those ones with Kermit, but that’s none of our business.
Young Jeezy & Jay Bilas
We damn near broke the internet when we pared these two in a room last month. The Snowman and the Jay Trillas probably wouldn’t be the first choice, but somehow they just seem to work well together. A whole ESPY’s show hosted by these two? We’re here for it.
Floyd Mayweather & TMT
There hans’t been a superstar with the type of entourage like Floyd “Money” Mayweather since MC Hammer (in his prime). We want Mayweather in all his over the top glory. He’s got to bring out the entire Money Team: His pops, his uncle, Lil Wayne, Beiber, everybody.
The number one shit talker in the game, 50 Cent might need security if he ever hosted the ESPY’s. If you thought Drake’s gag with Skylar Diggins was OD, imagine how far Fif would take it. He’s a big dude, but no one wants world class athletes after them. Then again, he’s funny, charismatic and knows how to work a room. Either way, he’d have us talking long after the show was done.
Tyler, the Creator
The Odd Future frontman always lives up to his name. Tyler, the Creator probably knows zero about sports and that’s exactly why he’d make this fun. His hit TV show Loiter Squad is a good example of just how zany he can be. Add that in with his natural awkwardness and you’ve got one really memorable night at the ESPY’s.