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Jul 17, 2014 09:24 AM EDT

ESPYS 2014: Drake Holds His Own as Host, Top 5 Moments from the Only Awards Show in Sports


Television, film and music each have their own award show(s), but for sports, there is only the ESPYS and the 2014 event did not disappoint.

Say what you will about Drake's performance as host, but consider his job has been done in the past by personalities like Rob Riggle and Jon Hamm. Contrary to the Emmys or Oscars, the ESPYS do not have trained actors ready to hop onto a bit and run with it.

Still, Drake managed to get Lance Stephenson to blow into Paul George's ear with him. As the ESPYS have proven in the past, live broadcasts of sporting events are the only time most athletes are comfortable on television.

But if any pro athlete is good in a sketch, it's Blake Griffin.

The "Drake vs. Blake" skit, featuring a surprise appearance from "America's sweetheart, Chris Brown," was a winner. Dressed as Griffin, Drake appeared on a fake episode of Bill Simmons' B.S. Report and delivered a line that will not soon be forgotten.

"I kind of look like a black guy that jumped into a pile of Cheetos and just laid there for like 10 days and then popped up."

Griffin then appeared on stage with Brown to announce he would be the new host, which is something ESPN should seriously consider in the future: an athlete hosting the ESPYS, but better yet, Blake Griffin.

"You're probably wondering where Drake is, uh, Drake decided he hates you all and didn't care about you and left."

Here 5 best moments from the award show:

1. Stuart Scott's moving acceptance speech for the Jimmy V Perseverance Award

2. Michael Sam accepts the Arthur Ashe Courage Award

3. Kevin Durant takes home award for Best NBA Player and Best Male Athlete while also being nominated for Best Moment

4. The USMNT's win over Ghana beats Durant's MVP acceptance speech and Mariano Rivera's final game for the Best Moment Award.

5. The Iron Bowl Game between Alabama and Auburn, where Chris Davis' 109-yard kick return won the game with one second on the clock, wins the Best Game Award.

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