Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry’s offseason began with much celebration as he won his fourth NBA Championship and first NBA Finals MVP.
He continued his break from his day job with a side gig hosting this year’s ESPYS.
“It has been a pleasure to attend the ESPYS, but I never imagined that I would have the privilege of hosting this special event,” Curry said in a statement. “As someone who loves the intersection of sports and entertainment, I look forward to providing an exciting show for fans as we honor the athletes who created the best moments of the year.”
Curry is the ninth athlete to host the awards show.
But he is not the only NBA player with interesting activities in the offseason. From star-studded weddings to surprise Drew League screenings and more, players across the association have been quite busy this summer.
Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics.
Brown’s water training is an interesting way to prepare for the season.
👀 JB’s summer workouts are no joke
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) July 23, 2022
LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers
James returned to Los Angeles-based summer basketball league The Drew League for the first time in 11 years.
He posted a stat line of 42 points, 16 rebounds and 4 steals in a 104-102 win over the MMV Cheaters.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 17, 2022
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
On June 24, “Rise,” an original film documenting Antetokounmpo’s family journey, was released on Disney+.
The premiere was also a family affair. Brothers Francis, Tanasis and Kostas were six-time All-Stars.
DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls
The Southern California native, a first-team regular in the Drew League, scored 39 points in his summer pro league debut and later joined James on the MMV Cheaters.
— Drew League (@DrewLeague) July 3, 2022
Myce Turner, Indiana Pacers.
In one niche activity, the 6-foot-11 center built a life-size Lego statue of Darth Vader from Star Wars. Turner left in March for his hobby.
100,000 pieces I present to you…Darth Miles 🤓 pic.twitter.com/9KloKgC6si
— Myce Turner (@Original_Turner) June 3, 2022
Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers.
Love tied the knot with Canadian model Kate Bock, and both current and former teammates were in attendance.
Chris Paul, Phoenix Suns
Paul returned to New Orleans, where he was drafted in 2005, to attend the Essence Festival. The NBA vet and HBCU advocate discussed Season 3 of ESPN+’s Why Not Us , which premieres Aug. 11 and follows Southern University’s Fabulous Dancing Dolls.