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WATCH: Peyton Manning "Roasts" As Host of ESPY Awards

Manning's jokes involving Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook received neither laughs nor smiles from the two NBA stars.

Click below to watch Peyton Manning's opening monologue as host of the 2017 ESPY Awards:

The 25th ESPY Awards, hosted by Peyton Manning, started off with the acknowledgement of some of the world’s biggest sports stars along with a few jokes here and there.

Everyone was comfortable until Manning took a stab at Golden State’s Kevin Durant.

The crowd erupted with laughter when Manning mentioned Durant’s move to join the Warriors in order to win an NBA title. Everyone laughed (even Durant’s mother), but he didn’t find it funny. 

The night also included Manning’s Super Bowl sketch that showed the highlights of his party during the game. The sketch included Manning’s famous pass, which knocked over the TV, among other humorous happenings.

Michelle Obama also honored the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.


Full list of 2017 award winners:

Best Male Athlete -- Russell Westbrook, NBA

Best Female Athlete -- Simone Biles, Gymnastics

Best Championship Performance -- Kevin Durant, NBA Finals

Best Breakthrough Athlete -- Dak Prescott, NFL

Best Record-Breaking Performance -- Michael Phelps extends his own record of most gold medals/most Olympic medals

Best Upset -- Mississippi State defeats Connecticut, Women's NCAA Basketball Final Four

Best Game -- Patriots vs. Falcons, Super Bowl

Best Comeback Athlete -- Jordy Nelson, NFL

Best Play -- Aaron Rodgers to Jared Cook, Green Bay Packers, NFL divisional round

Best Team -- Golden State Warriors, NBA

Best International Athlete -- Usain Bolt, Track and Field

Best NFL Player -- Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Best MLB Player -- Mike Trout, LA Angels

Best NHL Player -- Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins

Best Driver -- Lewis Hamilton, Formula One

Best NBA Player -- LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

Best WNBA Player -- Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks

Best Fighter -- Demetrious Johnson, MMA

Best Male Golfer -- Sergio Garcia

Best Female Golfer -- Ariya Jutanugarn

Best Male Tennis Player -- Roger Federer

Best Female Tennis Player -- Serena Williams

Best Male College Athlete -- DeShaun Watson, Clemson football

Best Female College Athlete -- Kelly Barnhill, Florida softball

Best Male Action Sports Athlete -- Mark McMorris, Snowboard

Best Female Action Sports Athlete -- Anna Gasser, Snowboard

Best Jockey -- John Velasquez

Best Male Athlete With a Disability -- Steve Serio, Wheelchair Basketball

Best Female Athlete With a Disability -- Becca Meyers, Swimming

Best Bowler -- Jason Belmonte

Best MLS Player -- David Villa, New York City FC

Best Male US Olympic Athlete -- Michael Phelps, Swimming

Best Female US Olympic Athlete -- Simone Biles, Gymnastics

(Photo by RTV6)

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