KC Headlines: Matt Besler, ESPY’s, Andrew Wiggins

Jul 16, 2013; Hollywood, CA, USA; Andrew Wiggins (center) poses with his mother Marita Payne (left) and father Mitchell Wigginis after receiving the 2013 Gatorade National Boys Athlete of the Year Award at the W Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


The ESPY’s happened. LeBron James won three awards – Best Male Athlete, Best Championship Performance, and Best NBA Player – and Johnny Manziel won Best College Male Athlete. KU’s Andrew Wiggins was a featured special guest after winning the 2012-2013 Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

Here’s a list of some of the winners:

Male Athlete: LeBron James, Miami Heat
Female Athlete: Serena Williams
Team: Miami Heat
Coach-Manager: Rick Pitino, Louisville Cardinals
Breakthrough Athlete: Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers
Game: Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs, Game 6, NBA finals
Record-breaking Performance: Michael Phelps
Championship Performance: LeBron James, Miami Heat
Play: Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina football
Moment: Jack Hoffman touchdown at Nebraska spring game
Upset: No. 15 seed Florida Gulf Coast beats No. 2 seed Georgetown in NCAA tournament
Comeback: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
Male College Athlete: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M quarterback
Female College Athlete: Brittney Griner, Baylor basketball
Baseball Player: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
NBA Player: LeBron James, Miami Heat
WNBA Player: Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks
NFL Player: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
NHL Player: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
MLS Player: Thierry Henry, New York Red Bulls
Fighter: Floyd Mayweather
Male Golfer: Tiger Woods
Male Tennis Player: Novak Djokovic
Female Tennis Player: Serena Williams
International athlete: Usain Bolt
Male Olympian: Michael Phelps
Female Olympian: Missy Franklin
College Athletic Program: North Carolina women’s athletics and UCLA men’s athletics
Arthur Ashe Courage Award: Robin Roberts
Jimmy V ESPY for Perserverance: Dick and Rick Hoyt


- Andrew Wiggins wants to take on Kobe Bryant one-on-one. (Rivals.com)

- Danny Duffy had another good night in the minors. (Kings of Kauffman)

- Chiefs fans in Afghanistan. (Arrowhead Addict)

- Who is more important to the Chiefs success: Alex Smith or Andy Reid? (Arrowhead Addict)

- Sporting KC’s Matt Besler has been called up to play for the U.S. in the Gold Cup. (KC Star)


- Who is better: Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick, Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III?

- Johnny Manziel is the most scrutinized college athlete ever. He’s also more popular than Justin Bieber, apparently.

- Victor Cruz and fashion. No salsa involved.

- Didn’t know this but Esquire is starting a television network in September. Channel 1149 on U-Verse, 216 on TWC, 859 on Comcast in the KC-area.


This kid either has too much time on his hands or mad skills. Probably both.

Topics: Andrew Wiggins, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, Kansas Jayhawks, Matt Besler, Sporting Kansas City

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  • chiefridgy

    Thanks for the news. And that kid is wicked good!