David and Victoria Beckham make a grand entrance on the red carpet at the 2008 ESPY Awards, ESPN’s annual ceremony honoring excellence in sports. During the show, host Justin Timberlake joked about Beckham’s pricey contract with the L.A. Galaxy, pretending to sniff the soccer star’s shoes and saying, “Smells like $250 million to me!”
Zac Efron covers up his muscular arms with a dapper Dior Homme suit as he makes his way into the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles for the awards, which air July 20 on ESPN.
Host Justin Timberlake gets his head in the game – literally – as Lady Vol star Candace Parker, Jessica Simpson and Tiger Woods, the ESPYs winner for male athlete of the year.
While her boyfriend was entertaining the crowd, Jessica Biel hung out backstage at the Nokia Theatre.
Newly engaged twosome model Adriana Lima and Minnesota Timberwolves star Marko Jaric show they’re not afraid of a little PDA on the red carpet, smooching before heading into the show.
Newlyweds Eli Manning and Abby McGrew make a winning pair! The New York Giants quarterback won the ESPY for best play, for his pass to David Tyree during the Super Bowl.
Kate Walsh teams up with Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens to present the award for best game, which went to the New York Giants’ Super Bowl victory over the previously undefeated New England Patriots. When asked about Jessica Simpson’s effect on teammate Tony Romo, Owens stuck up for Simpson, saying, “I don’t really think she’s going to be a distraction. I don’t think it was that much of a distraction last year, as everybody made it out to be.”
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Los Angeles Sparks star Lisa Leslie – the first WNBA player to dunk in the league – chats up IndyCar driver Danica Patrick (the first woman to win an IndyCar race).
IndyCar driver and Dancing with the Stars champ Helio Castroneves gives his shades an inspection outside the ceremony.
Kristen Bell – who will return to Heroes in the fall – teams up with One Tree Hill star Sophia Bush backstage.
L.A. girl Fergie shows her hometown some love while teaming up with the reigning NBA champs the Boston Celtics, which won the team award, at the show.