Miami Heat’s LeBron James to help honor ABC’s Robin Roberts at ESPN awards

 

Miami Heat’s LeBron James has been confirmed as a top presenter at ESPN’s black-tie Espy awards later this month.

The show, airing live at 9 p.m. on July 17 from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, celebrates the best moments in sports.

James will present the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts, a cancer survivor and former athlete.

Roberts, who is in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, was a high school basketball star in Mississippi and then went on to play four seasons for the Lady Lions basketball team at Southeastern Louisiana University, ranking among the team’s leaders for points scored, rebounds, field goals made and games played.

The Arthur Ashe Courage Award will recognize the strength and courage Roberts has displayed throughout her life and career.

“Roberts has blazed a trail for women in broadcasting, but it is also her personal journey that has served as an inspiration to countless people as she has overcome life-threatening illnesses twice,” ESPN said in a news release.

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