Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Takes Home Best NBA Player Award at 2010 ESPY Awards

As the 2010 ESPY Awards began at the Nokia Theatre on Wednesday, host Seth Meyers’ jokes were falling flat.

After one lack of response, Meyers told the crowd, “You may not care for that joke, but all the proceeds went to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.” Along with targeting LeBron James — who appeared last week on a ballyhooed ESPN special that benefited the Boys & Girls Clubs — Meyers joked about Lakers Coach Phil Jackson’s 11th championship, Tiger Woods and Tim Tebow.

The show continued in a tone of silliness, and several of Meyers’ current and former “Saturday Night Live” cast mates joined in the fun, including a vuvuzela-playing Will Ferrell and Andy Samberg dressed as Paul the octopus.


Pictured: Los Angeles Lakers Sasha Vujacic, Kobe Bryant and Luke Walton accept the Best Team award onstage during the 2009 ESPY Awards held at Nokia Theatre LA Live on July 15, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The 17th annual ESPYs will air on Sunday, July 19 at 9PM ET on ESPN. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)