PRE-ESPY's EVENT FAB: Keri Hilson, Serge Ibaka, Colin Kaepernick, Nick Young & MORE Attend ESPN's BODY Party In Hollywood + Laila Ali, Lisa Leslie, Karrueche & MORE Hit Up American Federation For Children Event
The 2014 ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Awards go down on Wednesday (hosted by Drake) and YBF celebs have flocked to L.A. for the pre-ESPY’s festivities. Pics of the fab folks inside…
Serge Ibaka graced the cover of ESPN magazine's 2014 BODY issue so he came out with his girlfriend Keri Hilson for the magazine’s pre-ESPY’s party at Lure in Hollywood last night. The sexy OKC baller served up some GQ swag on the red carpet, posing alongside his woman. The power forward/center dished to ESPN on what it felt like winning defensive player of the year:
That's it, that's all I think about in my mind. Every time I'm about to give up, I think to myself, "You lost three years in a row Defensive Player of the Year." That's what I am going for. I feel like I have that gift and that talent, I feel like if I keep working and doing what I have been doing, then one day it will happen. I believe it, I really believe it.
Keri was all smiles on the red carpet drenched in camo. She has been spending a lot of her time in the studio working on a new album.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (who recently confirmed he’s single and ready to mingle) hit the carpet. Last month, the sexy QB was cleared for any wrong doing in a sexual assault case filed against him. Now he can stay focused on making good plays this upcoming NFL season.
Iggy Azalea’s boo Nick “Swaggy P” Young was all smiles on the carpet, sans his rapper chick girlfriend.
Los Angeles Laker Matt Barnes and his wife/former “BBW” star Gloria Govan got flirty with one another on the red carpet. Matt tried to get in a quick feel as they made their way down the carpet.
Retired NBA baller/”BBW” reunion host John Salley got dapper for the party.
SWV members Taj, Coko and Lelee hit the carpet in black and white.
And track & field star Lolo Jones was also in attendance.
At another pre-ESPY's event....
The pre-ESPY Awards' American Federation for Children event and 3rd annual Champions for Choice went down last night on the rooftop at LUXE in L.A. YBF celebs came out to honor Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, hosted by boxing champion Laila Ali, WNBA and six-time Olympian Lisa Leslie, NBA veteran Jalen Rose and ESPN sports analyst Stephen A. Smith.
Laila Ali and her husband/former NFL baller Curtis Conway looked nice on the carpet.
Laila Ali & WNBA star Lisa Leslie posed up on the red carpet before hosting the event.
Then the ladies caught up with publicists Kita Williams and Monique Jackson on the carpet for a photo-op.
After getting teary-eyed on “Just Keke” talking about the love triangle she was involved in with Chris Brown and Rihanna, Karrueche hit the red carpet all smiles. Kae’s episode of "Just KeKe" airs today at 5PM ET/PT on BET.
VH1's "Hollywood Exes" star Nicole Murphy and her absolutely ridiculous bod hit the carpet. Work!
New “Atlanta Exes” star Torrei Hart hit the carpet in a black sheer paneled dress. The VH1 "Atlanta Exes" reality show will also star Tameka Raymond, Christina Johnson, Sheree Buchanan and Monyetta Shaw. And it's premiering this summer on VH1.
ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith was there to help host the event.
Retired NBA veteran Jalen Rose looked dapper on the red carpet.
Former “Girlfriends” star Jill Marie Jones posed it alongside her new man. Alright now.
Former "R&B Divas" Kelly Price flashed her smile on the red carpet.
Another former "R&B Divas" star Nicci Gilbert was in attendance.
“BBW” star Sundy Carter hit the carpet in a leopard print one-piece. She looks nice.
Former “BBW” star Laura Govan hit the carpet in a teal pantsuit. This works for her.
"Notorious" actress Antonique Smith was there for the event.
Actress Vanessa Williams posed it up in a cute colorblocked number.
“Access Hollywood” correspondent Shaun Robinson was pretty in pink.
And “The Insider” co-host Kevin Frazier snapped a pic with Stephen A.