Golden State Warriors guard and 2022 NBA Finals MVP Stephen Curry will trade his jersey and sneakers for a suit and tie on July 20 as he has been selected to host the 2022 ESPY Awards.

“Steph has long been one of the brightest stars in the sports constellation, and we’re thrilled he’s sharing his passion for the sport, his wit and his boundless talent with The ESPYS,” said Rob King, Editor-in-Chief. chief. , ESPN Content, said in a statement, via ESPN. “Whether he shines on the pitch, interacts with fans on social platforms, or demonstrates a commitment to communities through various philanthropic acts, he is a singular artist who will no doubt add sparkle to our celebration of some of this year’s most compelling moments.”

Curry just had a massive year, to say the least. During the regular season, he set the new league record for most three-point shots, which was previously set by Ray Allen. He also won the Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP award after racking up 50 points, including 16 three-pointers. But Curry really came to life during the playoffs, winning the first Magic Johnson Trophy as the Western Conference Finals MVP before earning his first Bill Russell Finals MVP award after Golden State defeated the Boston Celtics in six games.

In addition to his accomplishments on the court, Curry has garnered attention for showing his silly side off the court, which is probably one of the main reasons ESPN hired him to host their annual awards show.

“I had the pleasure of attending the ESPYS, but never imagined I would have the privilege of hosting this special event,” Curry said. “As someone who loves the intersection of sport and entertainment, I look forward to putting on an exciting show for fans as we celebrate the athletes who have created the best moments of the year.”

Curry is also nominated for ‘Best Male Athlete’ and ‘Best Record Performance’ awards, while the Warriors are nominated for ‘Best Team’.